[Lab] Cutting MDF on a laser cutter

Darcy Whyte darcy at inventorartist.com
Tue Nov 3 14:35:20 EST 2015

I use hardboard ore often than MDF.. Well it's all pretty similar but if
you buy thin sheets it's hardboard and if you buy thicker stuff then it's
MDF (it's too soft to make too thin)...

Anyway, hardboard cuts great on a laser (or cnc router)... MDF is usually
thick enough to exclude using a laser (or at least you'll have a really
hard time with it)... for that a cnc router is a great choice...

Even if I want to part to be a little thicker, I usually use hardboard
anyway and just layer it... works great.

Home depot is a great place for hardboard and mdf...

Darcy Whyte

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On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 2:02 PM, Joseph Michael Sleiman <jslei033 at uottawa.ca>

> Hey guys,
> I know a lot of you cut MDF regularly with laser cutters. What's the
> maximum thickness they can go through? Where have you been finding the
> sheets? Most of the stuff at the box stores appears too thick, and Epilog's
> site doesn't seem to yield any answers...
> I know it varies, but I'm sure there's a ballpark?
> Cheers,
> Joseph
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