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Revision as of 16:25, 24 March 2015

If you experiment with different materials or speeds, please note down all successful settings here,

Cutting

Acrylic (Perspex)

Thickness (mm) Speed (mm/sec) Power (%) Corner Power (%)
2 50 100 80
3 33 100 80
4 20 100 80
5 15 100 80
6 10 100 80
10 5 100 80

Ply (Birch)

Thickness (mm) Speed (mm/sec) Power (%) Corner Power (%)
2 60 100 80
3 55 100 80
6 15 100 80
9 3 100 100

Ply (Poplar)

Thickness (mm) Speed (mm/sec) Power (%) Corner Power (%)
3 60 100 80

MDF

Thickness (mm) Speed (mm/sec) Power (%) Corner Power (%)
3 50 100 80
4 40 100 80
6 15 100 80

Foam board

Thickness (mm) Speed (mm/sec) Power (%) Corner power (%) Examples / Notes
5 50 25 23 6 passes* for a clean cut with minimal foam shrinkage
5 80 25 23 for a 50% score cut
5 80 20 18 for burning line markers/text into the paper coating

(*) this needs to be retested since we are not supposed to make multiple passes over the same path

Corrugated Cardboard

Thickness (mm) Speed (mm/sec) Power (%) Corner Power (%)
7 100 100 80


Etching

Vary power/speed for different depths

Material Speed (mm/sec) Power (%)
Anodized Aluminium 1000 35
Acrylic 800 40
Glass 800 55

Outlining

Material Speed (mm/sec) Power (%) Corner Power (%)
Acrylic 100 30 30
Anodized Aluminium 100 30 30
Ply (light) 100 20 15
Ply (dark) 100 40 35

Other Materials

Material Speed (mm/sec) Power (%) Corner Power (%)
Correx 4mm 30 100 80
engrave coloured mount board 2mm 200 30