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Laser Cutter Projects

Laser Cutter Materials - ATXHackerspace. There are a wide range of materials that the Blue Laser Cutter can cut, etch or mark - but some simply don't work (eg metals) and some are extremely hazardous to either humans or the machine itself (eg PVC and Vinyl).

Laser Cutter Materials - ATXHackerspace

It is therefore imperative that you check these lists before attempting to cut materials that you have not worked with before. It is not always obvious which materials will work - for example: Polycarbonate/Lexan produces flames and lethal chlorine gas which will rapidly corrode this $40,000 machine into uselessness and which is extremely hazardous to the health of people nearby. Yet Acrylic - which looks, smells, feels and tastes just like Lexan - cuts smoothly and cleanly and is one of the best materials to use with the laser!

So check and double-check what you're cutting. Create interactive charts and infographics - Projeqt - an artful way to create, present and share real-time stories. Instant screencasts: Just click record. WeVideo - Collaborative Online Video Editor in the Cloud.