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General Discussion / Re: Looking for a material to cut
« on: July 25, 2016, 01:02:55 AM »
Safe being a relative term here but stay away from polycarbonate and stick with acrylic for cutting.

Local hardware store would have something about that thickness, just make sure it is acrylic

Well, that is the issue. They only sell clear at that size and as much as I have searched the Internet I can't find anything colored that size. Since clear won't cut with our blueish lasers then I need a new material.

General Discussion / Re: Looking for a material to cut
« on: July 24, 2016, 07:27:57 AM »
Anyone know of a laser safe 1mm thick plastic that is easy to source?

General Discussion / Re: Looking for a material to cut
« on: July 23, 2016, 05:54:04 AM »
Styrene doesn't cut for me. I have white 1mm sheet ( Styrol branding I believe  ) and it will score but cutting seems to need too many passes to make it workable. I'd much rather cut plexi and unfortunately you cans buy acrylic in 1mm sheet easily in anything other than clear.

General Discussion / Re: Looking for a material to cut
« on: July 23, 2016, 02:19:46 AM »
Here is an example of what I am doing. The styrene is hand colored with markers and clear coated.

General Discussion / Looking for a material to cut
« on: July 23, 2016, 02:17:21 AM »
So I am looking for a plastic material that is 1mm thick and laser safe, not to mention that is possible to cut with a 2.5 watt laser. I have a project I am working on and I am hand cutting white styrene sheet by hand. By all means this is the perfect material for this project, as it is thin, non conductive, moisture resistant and

I am lining the inside of a small metal enclosure with the plastic sheet as a isolation from the metal sides and as a passive light decorative element.

The end color I can change myself with paint as long as it is neutral and let's some light pass through.

What Can Be Cut? / Re: Stamps? Has anyone made one?
« on: July 16, 2016, 01:12:04 PM »
Very nice Nigelnowhere, did it smell very bad?
Also do benboxlaser forum users get a discount at this taco restaurant?

Not nearly as bad as I thought it would smell.

I bet if you dropped my name it would help. But then you would need to know my name and where the taco place is.

What Can Be Cut? / Re: Stamps? Has anyone made one?
« on: July 14, 2016, 05:10:50 PM »
Oh the size is 30mm x 30mm and it took about 30min to engrave.

Also it's the logo for a friends Taco restaurant.

What Can Be Cut? / Re: Stamps? Has anyone made one?
« on: July 14, 2016, 05:06:41 PM »
Just wanted to make an update. Engraving linoleum works great!!! I have not tried to cut it as of yet.

After the engraving it looked like there was no depth and that it hadn't engraved. It turned out that the engraved are was filled with some black ash that washed out cleanly.

I ran it at 600 for speed and full power running T2 laser and 2500mw laser.

What Can Be Cut? / Stamps? Has anyone made one?
« on: July 08, 2016, 02:40:52 AM »
So I bought some stamp material for my plotter, and I have reservations over what detail I can achieve with it ( and it hasn't arrived yet ). I do have art store bought linoleum block in grey for stamp making and was considering trying it out in the laser.

Has anyone done this? It seems like a logical idea. The medium gray color should absorb the laser and linoleum didn't contain pvc ( if what they sell at the art stores is real linoleum).

So has anyone tried it has anyone found a better material? Thanks in advance.

T2 Engraving / Re: Laser temperature
« on: June 12, 2016, 05:13:33 AM »
Good to know, however I hope you consider adding this feature in the future as it is something I think about a lot

Laser Accessories / Re: very basic air assist
« on: June 11, 2016, 04:53:17 AM »
Someone on another thread expressed concern for putting anything there as to not draw to much power as it might take away from the steppers or laser and cause problems. However a small fan should be minimal.

I would like to see pictures of the fan and the plug where you inserted it. Did it come with the mini 4 pin plug?

Buy and Sell / Re: A5 mini engraver from Gearbest for Sale
« on: June 11, 2016, 02:10:31 AM »
Laser has been received a few weeks ago I belive. Everything is perfect after some adjustments. Thanks again

Buy and Sell / Re: Engraver structure
« on: June 11, 2016, 02:09:50 AM »
Received it today thanks again

General Discussion / Re: My setup
« on: June 09, 2016, 12:04:54 PM »
Very cool, I was considering using a USB endoscope camera as it's very small and has a good macro for very little money. What camera did you use?

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