Laser engraving slate

Has anyone successfully laser engraved slate?

On the facebook forum someone has engraved slate coasters.
I thought I had some slate leftover from doing our floors and was going to play with it but unfortunately I don’t. I have tried it on soapstone and it worked nicely.

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yes… have a look here


search for slate engraving
enjoy it

Are you the original poster? Could you duplicate into this forum? Some users here (myself included) don’t use Facebook

Hope this 2 pictures helps you

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This look more standard

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This is great, thank you

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12" x 12"
I used vector with “filled” on. Think I was 400mm/s 100% power.
Different colors/kinds of slate seems to react differently. You can see how the one section in the middle that has different composition didn’t engrave as well.
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The center makes it look like an authentic Rune.
LOL

Me either, facebook free for 6 years:).

What post processing needs to be done?
How resistant is to wear if actually used as a coaster?
What depth of cut?
Single pass?

All this would be useful information.

Thanks
Graeme