Laser cut Materials

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Materials

Also see annotated samples from previous users in the greenish floppy disk box sitting next to the controller computer’s screen and which includes three values: 1) Speed  2) Power  3) Corner

Note: The maximum power setting at MicroFactory is 80, do not use 100!


 

Material

Cut/Engrave

Speed

Power

Corner

Remarks

MDF 3mm

Cut

20

50

45

? Ernesto: I use 20/80/70

MDF

Engrave

600

35

Plexiglas 3mm

Cut

20

50

30

Plexiglas 5mm

Cut

10

100

90

Corrugated Cardboard 3mm

Cut

80

40

25

Multiplex 5mm

Cut

28

100???

45

Multiplex 5mm

Engrave in cut mode

400

50

20

Wood/Ply 3mm

Cut

80

100???

40

use transfer tape to prevent scorch

Wood/Ply 5mm

Cut

80

100???

15

use transfer tape to prevent scorch

Cow Leather <1mm           

Cut

20

40

35

eg bookbinding leather

Cow Leather ~1mm

Cut

40

45

40

Leather ~3mm

Cut

20

45

40

Leather ~3mm

Engrave

600

20

Leather ~7mm

Cut

5

100???

80

(strongly burnt sides)

Styrofoam 9mm

Cut

80

25

20

(defocus makes it slightly beveled)

Styrofoam 30mm

Cut

100

100???

100

(defocus makes it strongly beveled)