[Lab] Laser machine fumes

Darcy Whyte darcy at siteware.com
Thu Sep 22 10:10:54 EDT 2011

It says all that in the manual. In fact vinyl will wreck the laser.

We already tried acrylic. It's not too bad with the filter we have.

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:06 AM, Michael Ayukawa <mike.ayukawa at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been warned that cutting plastics on a laser engraver REALLY stinks!
>  I wonder if we should do some sort of test before we kill everyone in the
> lab.
> Also, we do need to ban PVC (produces hydrochloric acid byproduct that is
> both bad for machine and probably the mice in the lab).
> Some facilities have banned any plastic cutting altogether.  Any volunteers
> to run a test?
> /Mike
> http://fab.cba.mit.edu/content/tools/machines/universal_laser/
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