[Lab] Cutting MDF on a laser cutter
andrew.g.barbour at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 21:33:45 EST 2015
My words of wisdom about hardboard... find the place with the most free
cuts AND one that is OK with cutting multiple layers it makes the world of
difference in your final cost. The policy for cutting price and if they
will do multiple layers is set at the store not corporately. I go to the
home depot in east Gatineau. I think they are 4 or 5 cuts for free.
On Tue, Nov 3, 2015, 4:27 PM Stephen Burke <steve at envirolaser.com> wrote:
> Hi Joseph,
> If you are trying to make a single-pass cut, you can use the following
> very general and arbitrary guide of material thickness (MDF) for Epilog
> 3 – 4 mm = 30 Watt
> 4 – 7 mm = 45 Watt
> 7 – 9 mm = 50 Watt
> 9 – 12 mm = 60 Watt
> Assumes full power, a clean & properly focused lens, and a speed that
> doesn’t overly burn the material.
> Good luck!
> Stephen Burke
> Account Executive
> Envirolaser Ltd.
> 613-619-1013 cell
> 613-225-4726 office
> *From:* Joseph Michael Sleiman <jslei033 at uottawa.ca>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 03, 2015 2:02 PM
> *To:* lab <lab at artengine.ca>
> *Subject:* [Lab] Cutting MDF on a laser cutter
> 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?
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