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laser_cutter_settings [2012/11/17 15:43]
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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 ^ 
-| Lexan/​Polycarbonate | Toxic and corrosive fumes | 
-| PVC | Toxic and corrosive fumes - chlorine gas (yes, REALLY) | 
-| Foam core | Toxic and corrosive fumes - made from PVC, so chlorine gas | 
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-===== Successful Settings ===== 
-** * - Please avoid the use of woods currently**. We're re-evaluating their use due to 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 | ??? | ??? | ???        | ?         | 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 stencils (John) | 
-| Plywood 1/4" Birch | Cut | 40 | 50 | 45 | 2         | From Home Depot ~$50 for 8'​x4'​ | 
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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. | 
  
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