MATERIALS 

You can use a wide variety of materials to create your designs. Take into account that not every material equally reacts to the light beam of the laser and as a result, different settings need to be applied.

 

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Plywood

Cutting: up to 4mm
Engraving: Yes

Poplar plywood works best for cutting, firmer types of wood are easy to engrave.

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Balsawood

Cutting: up to 5mm
Engraving: Yes

Balsa wood is an extremely soft wood and can, therefore, be very well cut and engraved.

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Leather

Cutting: up to 1mm
Engraving: Yes

Leather is one of the organic materials that are ideal for engraving.

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Kraftplex

Cutting: up to 3mm
Engraving: Yes

Kraftplex perfectly suits for both cutting and engraving.

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Paper

Cutting: Yes
Engraving: Yes

Paper is especially good for cutting. Light auxiliary lines can also be engraved.

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Felt

Cutting: up to 6mm
Engraving: Yes

Due to its nature, felt can still be cut well in thicker dimensions up to 6 mm.

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Fabric/Textile

Cutting: up to 3mm
Engraving: Yes

Fabrics and textiles of different types can be cut precisely with the Mr Beam II laser cutter.

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Gray cardboard

Cutting: up to 1mm
Engraving: Yes

Gray cardboard is easy to engrave. Cutting can be a bit more tricky due to the material composition.

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Foamboard

Cutting: up to 6mm
Engraving: No

As the material is open-pore, lightweight foam panels can be well processed, depending on the color.

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Acrylic

Cutting: No
Engraving: Yes (color dependent)

Acrylic is suitable for laser engraving, depending on the color. Unfortunately, white, transparent or blue acrylic cannot be processed.

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Cardboard

Cutting: up to 5mm
Engraving: Yes

Cardboard is great in processing and, for example, is very popular for building architectural models.

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Latex and Natural latex

Cutting: up to 1mm
Engraving: No

Thin natural latex or chemically produced latex are suitable for laser processing and can be cut well.

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Anodized aluminum

Cutting: No
Engraving: Yes

Anodized aluminum, or dark aluminum work great for engraving of detailed design templates and graphics.

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Foam rubber

Cutting: up to 20mm
Engraving: No

Foam rubber can be easily processed in all colors, except white, with a thickness of up to 20 mm.

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Mirror

Cutting: No
Engraving: Yes

Caution: mirrors can only be engraved from the back, otherwise the laser would be reflected.

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Basalt fabric

Cutting: up to 1mm
Engraving: No

Basalt fabric is easy to process. Thus, e.g. Forms for a surfboard fin are cut out without causing the material to warp.