Finally cutting something out

by Stephen Hobley on December 6, 2012

Built the enclosure, and hooked up fume extraction and air assist…

This is cutting 1/8″ plastic – everything seems to work just fine – 3 passes and the pieces just drop right out. The cutting residue washes off with soap and water.

UPDATE : I was looking for tips on identifying laser safe plastics and found the following video:

Polymer Identification by Burnination from Zach 'Iowa' Hoeken on Vimeo.

…and this technique can also be used to identify if you’ve been taken over by “The Thing”.

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John Redman December 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I eventually cut a hole in my roof for the smoke exhaust!

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