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tool:laser_cutter:settings [2014/07/11 21:07]
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 This is fairly outdated and shouldn'​t be taken as gospel, but it is a good starting point. This is fairly outdated and shouldn'​t be taken as gospel, but it is a good starting point.
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 +[[tool:​laser_cutter:​MSDS|How do I get a new material approved?]]
  
  
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 | MDF, HDF, Ply, and reconstructed wood  | Clogs up filter BADLY | | MDF, HDF, Ply, and reconstructed wood  | Clogs up filter BADLY |
 | Coroplast ​                    | Clogs up filter BADLY | | Coroplast ​                    | Clogs up filter BADLY |
-| Lexan/​Polycarbonate | Dense black smoke and toxic fumes - bisphenol a (BPA), phenol, and more |+| Lexan/​Polycarbonate/Makrolon | Dense black smoke and toxic fumes - bisphenol a (BPA), phenol, and more |
 | ABS | Dense black smoke and toxic fumes - cyanide and styrene gases | | ABS | Dense black smoke and toxic fumes - cyanide and styrene gases |
-| PVC, Vynyl     | Toxic and corrosive fumes - chlorine gas |+| PVC, Vinyl     | Toxic and corrosive fumes - chlorine gas | 
 +| Neoprene (polychloroprene) | 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"​) | | 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 | | Delrin | Toxic fumes - formaldehyde |
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 | Acrylic - 1/​16"​ | Cut | 55 | 100 | 100 | 1 | This will etch fast without cutting | | 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) | | Acrylic - 1/​16"​ | Cut | 25 | 25 | 25 | 1 | This will etch fast without cutting (same as the 55x100x100 better on coners) |
 +| Styrene - 2mm | Cut | 20 | 100 | 100 | 1 | 2mm white styrene sheet from hobby stores ​  |
 | Leather | Cut | 50 | 35 | 100 | 1 | Leather from Dressew scrap bin (Paul) | | 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) | | Polypropylene (0.75mm) | Cut | 30 | 50 | 45 | 1 | From Yoko-yaya, ideal for painting stencils (John) |
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 | EVA Foam (thin, ~1/​4"​) | Cut | ??? | ??? | ??? | 1 | Bought online, could not find locally | | EVA Foam (thin, ~1/​4"​) | Cut | ??? | ??? | ??? | 1 | Bought online, could not find locally |
 | EVA Foam (thick, 1/2" floor mats) | Cut | ??? | ??? | ??? | 1 | Canadian Tire, Home Depot, etc. | | EVA Foam (thick, 1/2" floor mats) | Cut | ??? | ??? | ??? | 1 | Canadian Tire, Home Depot, etc. |
 +| PET/PETG | Cut | ??? | ??? | ??? | 1 |  |
  
  
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   * [[tool:​laser_cutter:​workflow_tips|General Workflow Tips]]   * [[tool:​laser_cutter:​workflow_tips|General Workflow Tips]]
   * [[http://​www.adafruit.com/​blog/?​p=16409|Determining Kerf]]   * [[http://​www.adafruit.com/​blog/?​p=16409|Determining Kerf]]
-  * [[http://www.nycresistor.com/​2008/​08/​28/​how-to-identify-polymers-with-burnination/|Burnination method for identifying unknown polymers]] -  **READ THIS BEFORE CUTTING UNKNOWN MATERIALS**+  * [[https://vancouver.hackspace.ca/doku.php?​id=tool:​laser_cutter:​identifying_unknown_polymers|Identifying Unknown Polymers]] -  **READ THIS BEFORE CUTTING UNKNOWN MATERIALS**
   * [[http://​www.pololu.com/​docs/​0J24/​3|Pololu banned materials list]] - Some of their allowable settings are different because they have a different(read:​ expensive) fume/​ventilation system   * [[http://​www.pololu.com/​docs/​0J24/​3|Pololu banned materials list]] - Some of their allowable settings are different because they have a different(read:​ expensive) fume/​ventilation system
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