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laser-operations [2016/02/12 13:57]
John Benedetto [Material Constraints]
laser-operations [2016/11/15 19:13]
Adric Menning [Acceptable Materials]
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 Approved materials are: Approved materials are:
  
-    ​* non-treated woods +  ​* non-treated woods 
-    * acrylic +  * acrylic 
-    * cardboard +  * cardboard 
-    * paper+  * paper
  
-You are welcome to cut materials 3/8" or thinner. ​ 3/8" is "​thick"​ for our laser. ​ Feel free to touch base with the trainers if you are interested in cutting thicker materials.+You are welcome to cut materials 3/8" or thinner. 3/8" is "​thick"​ for our laser. Feel free to touch base with the trainers if you are interested in cutting thicker materials. 
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 +Some not Explicitly approved materials, but have been tested to be ok, check with the laser officer before doing more than small samples of these. 
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 +  * Speedball Speedy-Cut-Easy (the easy is important, non easy has pvc in it), other hackerspaces/​laser users have reported using it fine 
 +      * Ingredients COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS \\ Blend of paraphinic plasticizer,​ calcium carbonate, titanium dioxide, styrene butadiene styrene synthetic \\ rubber, white factis synthetic rubber, polysiloxane,​ magnesium stearate, calcium stearate. 
 +      * It is a bit stinky. 
 +  * 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective tape,  still unknown on composition of backing, ​ but the tape itself is acrylic and the reflective stuff does not hurt the cutter, but does need to be masked with tape for good /clean cutting
  
 Disallowed materials are: Disallowed materials are:
  
-    ​* plastics prefixed with "​poly",​ e.g. PVC. +  ​* plastics prefixed with "​poly",​ e.g. PVC. 
-    * treated woods+  * treated woods 
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 +There may be exceptions. Again, talk to one of the laser trainers first.
  
-There may be exceptions. ​ Again, talk to one of the laser trainers first. 
  
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