CO2 laser settings

  CO2 Laser Cutter / Engraver Settings For Common Materials (click arrows)

Acrylic (mirrored)
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 85 12 NA NA 1/4 1+
60W 70 12 NA NA 1/82 1/8"
80W 15 40 NA NA 1/42 1/8"
Acrylic- Laser Cutting
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 75 10 NA NA 1/8 2
60W 60 12 NA NA 1/8 2
80W 40 15 NA NA 1/8 2
Acrylic - Laser Engraving
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPIthICKNESSPASSES
40W 85 300 .065 391 ANY 1
60W 70 300 .065 391 ANY 1
80W 55 300 .065 391 ANY 1
Anodized Aluminum - Laser Engraving
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 35 325 .065 391 ANY 1
60W 30 325 .065 391 ANY 1
80W 25 325 .065 391 ANY 1"
Balsa Wood - Laser Cut
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 80 45 NA NA 1/8" 1
60W 65 45 NA NA 1/8" 1
80W 50 45 NA NA 1/8" 1"
Bass Wood - Laser Cut
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 80 15 NA NA 1/8" 1
60W 65 15 NA NA 1/8" 1
80W 50 15 NA NA 1/8" 1"
Birch Plate - Laser Cut
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 85 12 NA NA 1/8" 1
60W 68 12 NA NA 1/8" 1
80W 52 12 NA NA 1/8" 1"
Birch Plywood - Laser Cut
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 85 5 NA NA 3/16" 1
60W 85 7 NA NA 3/16" 1
80W 70 10 NA NA 3/16" 1"
Brick
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 85 10 NA NA ANY 1
60W 80 25 NA NA ANY 1
80W 70 35 NA NA ANY 1
Cardboard Mat
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 75 400 .10 NA 3/16" 1
60W 50 400 .10 NA 3/16" 1
80W 40 400 .10 NA 3/16" 1
Ceramic
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 100 200 .5 NA ANY 1
60W 67 400 .10 NA ANY 1
80W 50 200 .5 NA ANY 1"
Glass - Etched
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 12 300 .005 462 ANY 1
60W 12 325 .005 462 ANY 1
80W 12 350 .005 462 ANY 1
Granite - Engrave
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 85 150 .085 300 ANY 1
60W 85 120 .085 300 ANY 1
80W 85 100 .085 300 ANY 1
Leather Cutting
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
100W 85 20 NA NA 1/16" 1
120W 85 25 NA NA 1/16" 1
150W 85 35 NA NA 1/16" 1
Leather engraving
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
100W 60 325 .085 NA ANY 1
120W 50 325 .085 NA ANY 1
150W 45 325 .085 NA ANY 1
Mirror - Back
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 60 325 .085 300 ANY 1
60W 50 325 .085 300 ANY 1
80W 45 325 .085 300 ANY 1
Metal (powder coated)
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 35 325 .085 300 ANY 1
60W 30 325 .085 300 ANY 1
80W 25 325 .085 300 ANY 1
Paper
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 20 400 .10 NA ANY 1
60W 15 600 .10 NA ANY 1
80W 10 600 .10 NA ANY 1
Plexiglass - cut
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 20 400 .10 NA ANY 1
60W 15 600 .10 NA ANY 1
80W 10 600 .10 NA ANY 1
Plywood for RC Airplane
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 80 45 NA NA 3/16" 1
60W 65 35 NA NA 3/16" 1
80W 50 12 NA NA 3/16" 1
Romark (multi-colored)
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 18 350 .10 250 ANY 1
60W 15 325 .10 250 ANY 1
80W 12 325 .10 250 ANY 1
Rubber Stamp
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 75 10 NA NA NA 1
60W 50 10 NA NA NA 1
80W 40 10 NA NA NA 1
Styrofoam - open cell, porous, low density (squishy)
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 18 25 NA NA NA 1
60W 15 25 NA NA NA 1
80W 12 25 NA NA NA 1
Styrofoam - closed cell (cup)
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 15 45 NA NA NA 1
60W 15 45 NA NA NA 1
80W 12 45 NA NA NA 1
Wood - engraving
WATTSPOWER %SPEED(mm/s)Scan Gap(mm)DPITHICKNESSPASSES
40W 20 350 .085 300 ANY 1
60W 18 350 .085 300 ANY 1
80W 14 350 .085 300 ANY 1