WHAT MATERIALS CAN A LASER CUTTER PROCESS?
If you're wondering what a laser cutter can be used for then this laser 'applications' page will help you see in visual form what materials laser cutters can process without issue. Generally speaking CO2 powered laser machines will cut, engrave, or mark most organic materials quickly and easily. Below is an extensive list of some of the more common laser cutting materials that work well with Co2 and fiber laser powered lasers:
- Acrylic (extruded and cast), Anodized Aluminum, Polyethylene, Cardboard, Ceramic, Treated Metals, Fabric, Corian, Melamine, Cork, Delrin, Styrene, Fiber Glass, Glass, Granite, Leather, Marble, Myler, Plastics, Pressboard, Rubber, Silver, Stainless Steel, Treated Metal, Tile, Titanium, Matte Board, Paper, foam, Polystyrene, Wood, and Wood Veneer
- Fiber laser wavelength processes and outputs light much differently. The nearly invisible (IR) wavelength of fiber lasers allows it to be absorbed by reflective materials -namely metals- more efficiently compared to Co2. For that reason fiber lasers can process the following materials :
-Stainless Steel, Aluminum (bare or anodized), polycarbonates, Black/White ABS plastic, Brass, Carbon Fiber, Cobalt Chrome Steel, Delrin Black/White, Copper, DAP - Diallyl Phthalate, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Mild Steel, Nylon, Polysulphone, Silicon Steel, Nickel-Chromium Alloys, and more.