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1/8 inch (3mm) thick white acrylic
« on: September 06, 2020, 12:05:31 PM »
Has anyone been able to cut through 1/8 inch (3mm) thick white acrylic?
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Re: 1/8 inch (3mm) thick white acrylic
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 05:11:01 PM »
That was the reason for me purchasing a 5.5W diode laser 4 years ago. This forum set me straight. I have had some success with a 40W CO2 machine.
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Re: 1/8 inch (3mm) thick white acrylic
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 05:17:39 PM »
So you needed a 40 watt laser to cut through it eh? The 5.5 watt didn't cut it (no pun intended).
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Re: 1/8 inch (3mm) thick white acrylic
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 06:30:00 PM »
That was my experience. I bought intending to cut 3mm clear acrylic for robot parts. Still haven't been cut. Got sidetracked by laser etching and writing a Linux laser control burn utility. BTW - that robot project is sitting in a project box awaiting legs!!
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