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In the list below various material/setting combinations should be collected and described.

Please add your material/setting combinations that worked well for you in the lists below and give a meaningful comment about your goals and experiences. And also please comment if you made different experience than the user who added the line, or add your extra line.

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Material Material Description Cut/Engrave Diode Intensity Feed User Comment
general material name more precise description Cut or Engrave material 200mW or 1000mW laser intensity from 1 … 1000 feed rate (speed of laser movement) from 1…2000 (in mm/min, maximum 5000) name of user who entered this line comments how well it worked, for which purpose, … (also for other users to comment as well)

Paper/Cardboard

daniel_s - 2014-12-21: up to now white paper/cardboard causes most trouble, sometimes a cut with settings that worked good up to now is then suddenly not clean/uncut for some parts of the cutline → maybe this is because the paper reflects so much of the laser energy.

Material Material Description Cut/Engrave Diode Intensity Feed User Comment
Plain Paper 80g/m2 plain printing paper cut 1000mW 300 200 daniel_s this combination works, clean cuts
Plain Paper 80g/m2 plain printing paper cut 1000mW 600 500 daniel_s similar to I300, F200, clean cuts
Plain Paper 80g/m2 plain printing paper cut 1000mW 1000 700 daniel_s fasted feed that did work for me, cuts are not so clean
Plain Paper 160g/m2 plain printing paper with very smooth surface cut 1000mW 850 300 daniel_s works, but with an larger cut I had some parts of the cutline that were not cutted → lower feed or higher intensity needed
Foam board 5mm black paper coated foam cut 1000mW 850 250 daniel_s clean cuts, foam “shrinks” because of laser heat by ca. 1mm
Foam board 5mm black paper coated foam cut 1000mW 1000 1000 daniel_s 4x cutting → clean cuts, foam “shrinks” also but much less than using feed 250 but only 1x cutting
Cardboard 1mm thickness cut 1000mW 200 200 daniel_s dummy entry
Cardboard 1mm thickness engrave 1000mW 200 200 daniel_s dummy entry
Cardboard 1.5mm thickness cut 3500mW 1000 3500 Florian 2x cutting
Corrugated Cardboard 3mm thickness cut 1000mW 700 50 robert_c requires 2 layers to cut (darker outline)
Corrugated Cardboard 3mm thickness cut 1000mW 700 150 robert_c requires 5 layers to cut (clean cut)

Wood

Material Material Description Cut/Engrave Diode Intensity Feed User Comment
hardboard “Hartfaserplatte” in german engrave 1000mW 350 300 daniel_s works well for clearly visibel but not too deep engravings
balsa wood 2mm thickness cut 1000mW 1000 100 teja 2+ passes required for clean edges
ply wood thickness engrave 1000mW 200-500 1000-250 teja wood should be dry
bamboo thickness engrave 1000mW 0-500 1500-1000 Florian got very good results

Kraftplex

Material Material Description Cut/Engrave Diode Intensity Feed User Comment
Kraftplex 1.5 100% natural fibres, very strong, bendable like metal cut 1000mW 1000 30 teja good focus required, clean cut
Kraftplex 0.8 100% natural fibres, very strong, bendable like metal cut 1000mW 1000 50 teja good focus required, clean cut

Textiles/Leather

Material Material Description Cut/Engrave Diode Intensity Feed User Comment
felt (green) 7mm thickness engrave 1000mW 0-500 1500-1000 Florian
felt 2mm thickness cut 1000mW 1000 700 teja 2 passes required for clean cut
cotton fabric typ. thick jeans fabric cut 1000mW 200 200 daniel_s dummy entry
leather dark brown smooth leather, 1mm cut 1000mW 1000 100 teja 3+ passes, ugly smell!
leather dark brown smooth leather engrave 1000mW 300 500-1000 teja ugly smell!

Food

Material Material Description Cut/Engrave Diode Intensity Feed User Comment
chocolate milk chocolate engrave 1000mW 200 200 daniel_s dummy entry
meet beef steak engrave 1000mW 200 200 daniel_s dummy entry
banana normal banana :) engrave 1000mW 500 200 Florian very funny

Plastic Material

Material Material Description Cut/Engrave Diode Intensity Feed User Comment
PVC foil 0.1mm thickness cut 1000mW 200 200 daniel_s dummy entry, don't cut PVC, gives toxic fumes!!!
mylar 0.1mm mylar airbrush mask film cut 1000mW 200 200 daniel_s dummy entry
foam rubber 2mm orange cut 1000mW 1000 600 Florian very clean cut; highly depending on color
foam rubber 2mm yellow cut 1000mW 1000 600 Florian 2 passes required; maybe go down with feedrate; highly depending on color
foam rubber 2mm green cut 1000mW 1000 500 Florian highly depending on color
foam rubber 2mm grey cut 1000mW 1000 450 Florian highly depending on color
material_settings.txt · Last modified: 2016/05/30 15:58 by make-ing