LASER-FRIENDLY MATERIALS

This page contains information on our laser and a list of materials that can be safely processed in it.

If you're curious about a material you don't see here, or have a question you don't see an answer to, just give us a shout and we'll do our best to help.

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LASER INFORMATION AND DIMENSIONS

Our laser cutter and engraver is a precision powerhouse production machine.
Her name is Helga.

Details on Helga:
Laser make: Trotec
Laser model: SP1500
Laser type: CO2
Laser power: 400 watts
Max material thickness: 1.5 inches
Max part size: 49 x 59 x 1.5 inches
Fume extraction: BOFA AD4000

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MATERIALS LIST

The following is a list of most of the materials we can safely process in our machine. If you have a question about a material that's not in the list, contact us and we'll do what we can to help.

CUT + ENGRAVE
ABS
Acrylic (cast, extruded and 2-tone)
Chipboard
Corian
Cork
Delrin (acetal)
Fabrics and cloth (non-PVC)
Felt
Leather
Matte board
Melamine
Mylar
Paper
PETG
Polyethylene (PE)
Polypropylene (PP)
Pressboard
Rubber
Styrene
Wood (solid, veneer and plywood)

ENGRAVE + MARK (NO CUTTING)
Ceramics
Glass
Granite
Marble
Metals (anodized, bare, or coated)
Slate
Stone
Tile
 

BLACKLISTED MATERIALS

This is a list of materials we are not able to work with because their dust and fumes are harmful to the machine operator or the machine itself.

BANNED MATERIALS
Artificial leather (may contain chromium)
Beryllium oxide
Carbon fiber
Lexan
Makrolon
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
Polyvinyl butyrale (PVB)
Polytetrafluoroethylenes (PTFE / Teflon)
Any materials containing halogens (fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, astatine)
Epoxy or phenolic resins