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laser-operations [2016/02/12 13:57]
John Benedetto [Material Constraints]
laser-operations [2016/11/15 19:14]
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 
 +  * glass (engraving/​frosting only)
  
-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. 
  
 ==== Material Constraints ==== ==== Material Constraints ====
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