Materials for laser engraving


#1

Hi everyone.
I would love to hear from anyone who’s laser engraved successfully on materials other than wood and leather using the original lower powered laser module.
The idea is to have a list of all materials that can be used successfully for laser engraving.

Thanks


#2

Aside from the wood and leather that you mentioned already, I have successfully burned polycarbonate phone cases from different manufacturers as well as matte board.


#3

What power did you set the laser to for those materials?


#4

70% / 80% for both. The cases take a little experimenting since they all seem to have their own coating. Always buy two… one for testing the laser settings and the one that you plan to actually use.


#5

Packaging foam (I too the one from the Snapmaker enclosure box):
Here a quick 20 piece puzzle (80x80 mm) cut at 100% with 200 mm/min in about 5 minutes.
Maybe you can go even faster…
I used the 200 mW engraving module since my 1,6 W hasn’t arrived till now.