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i-make-robots added ply to banned materials
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-====== Laser Cutter Awesomeness Ingredients! ====== 
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-^ Behaviour ^ Description ​                               ^ 
-| Cut       | Mode=Cut in software, will pierce material | 
-| Etch      | Mode=Cut in software, will mark material ​  | 
-| Raster ​   | Mode=Etch in software, will mark material ​ | 
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-===== Banned Materials ===== 
-^ Material ^ Reason ^ 
-| Wet or '​raw'​ wood             | Clogs up filter BADLY | 
-| MDF, Ply, and reconstructed wood  | Clogs up filter BADLY | 
-| Lexan/​Polycarbonate | Dense black smoke and toxic fumes - bisphenol a (BPA), phenol, and more | 
-| ABS | Dense black smoke and toxic fumes - cyanide and styrene gases | 
-| PVC, Vynyl    | Toxic and corrosive fumes - chlorine gas | 
-| Foam core | Dense black smoke and toxic fumes - styrene gas (carcinogenic,​ toxic to the nervous system and upper respiratory tract; classified as "very toxic"​) | 
-| Delrin | Toxic fumes - formaldehyde | 
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-===== Approved and Successful Material Settings ===== 
-** * = Please avoid the use of woods with any water, sap, or a high proportion of glue**. We're re-evaluating their use due to severely and VERY quickly clogging the filtration system and substantial residue being left on the laser cutter. 
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-^ Material ^ Mode ^ Speed ^ Power ^ Corner Power ^ Passes ^ Notes ^ 
-| Card Stock | Etch | 35 | 10 | 10 | 1 | N/A   | 
-| Card Stock | Cut | 35 | 35 | 25 | 1 | N/A   | 
-| Card Stock | Raster | ??? | ??? | ??? | 1 | N/A   | 
-| Heavy paper | Cut | 200 | 20 | 20 | 1 | Worked barely; long straight cuts needed multiple passes, and a few corners were missed. Use lower speed | 
-| Picture Matting | Cut | 40 | 50 | 40 | 1 | N/A   | 
-| Acrylic - 1/​4"​ | Cut | 7 | 55 | 55 | 1 | N/A   | 
-| Acrylic - 1/​16"​ | Cut | 7 | 100 | 100 | 1 | N/A   | 
-| Acrylic - 1/​16"​ | Cut | 55 | 100 | 100 | 1 | This will etch fast without cutting | 
-| Acrylic - 1/​16"​ | Cut | 25 | 25 | 25 | 1 | This will etch fast without cutting (same as the 55x100x100 better on coners) | 
-| * Wood (Hardboard 1/​8"​) | Etch | 200 | 15 | 15 | 1 | N/A   | 
-| * Wood (Hardboard 1/​8"​) | Cut | 7 | 100 | 100 | 1 | N/A   | 
-| * Wood (Hardboard 1/​8"​) | Cut | 10 | 100 | 100 | 1 | This worked but just barely. I would suggest using 7 speed instead. | 
-| * Wood (Hardboard 1/​8"​) | Cut | 40 | 100 | 100 | 1 | This will etch fast without cutting. | 
-| * Wood (Hardboard 1/​8"​) | Cut | 4.2 | 80 | 80 | 1 | Works Well (Loial) Extra Note: Some flames while cutting, nothing lasting past the cut location | 
-| * Wood (Hardboard 1/​8"​) | Cut | 80 | 20 | 20 | 1 | Fast Etch (Loial) | 
-| Leather | Cut | 50 | 35 | 100 | 1 | Leather from Dressew scrap bin (Paul) | 
-| Polypropylene (0.75mm) | Cut | 30 | 50 | 45 | 1 | From Yoko-yaya, ideal for painting stencils (John) | 
-| Plywood 1/4" Birch | Cut | 40 | 50 | 45 | 2 | From Home Depot ~$50 for 8'​x4'​ | 
-| Plywood 4.2mm FSC Virola | Cut | 40 | 50 | 45 | 2 | From Home Depot ~$20 for 8'​x4'​ SKU 1000-125618 (Tom)| 
-| Plywood 1/4" Flooring underlay | Cut | 7 | 80 | 75 | 1 | From Home Depot ~$9 for 4'​x4'​ (John)| 
-| EVA Foam (very thin, < ~4mm) | Cut | ??? | ??? | ??? | 1 | Michaels | 
-| EVA Foam (thin, ~1/​4"​) | Cut | ??? | ??? | ??? | 1 | Bought online, could not find locally | 
-| EVA Foam (thick, 1/2" floor mats) | Cut | ??? | ??? | ??? | 1 | Candian Tire, Home Depot, etc. | 
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-===== Failed Settings ===== 
-^ Material ^ Mode ^ Speed ^ Power ^ Corner Power ^ Passes ^ Notes ^ 
-| Acrylic - 1/​16"​ | Cut | 25 | 15 | 15 | 1 | Trying to etch with the cut setting. The outline is visible but not great. | 
-| Hard Board - 1/​4"​ | Cut | 1 | 80 | 70 | 2 | Needed 2 Passes Burned edges. Looks really really bad                      | 
-| Hard Board - 1/​4"​ | Cut | 8 | 50 | 45 | 9+ | The material has significant burns around the edge after so many passes ​   | 
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-==== FURTHER INFORMATION ==== 
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-  * [[RedSail_CM1080_Laser_Cutter|RedSail CM1080 Laser Cutter specifications]] 
-  * [[laser_cutter_operation_manual|Laser Cutter Operation Manual]] 
-  * [[laser_cutter_workflow_tips|Laser Cutter Workflow Tips]] 
  
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