I have a project that I’d like to cut leather and acrylic with the laser cutter. Before I get any further with this project I think it’s prudent to make sure these are OK to cut.
What’s the maximum size it can cut?
Here is some information on acrylics.
Leather is fine but be prepared for a smell.
Depth is a tough question. Anything over 1/4” can lead to some bleed, anything over 1/2” should in theory need a jig. But in reality it depends on your project’s tolerances and the way the material interacts with the heat. I would suggest some test cuts and see if you are comfortable with the results
cast acrylic is left with an extremely smooth edge
I did not know this so thank you.
To answer my own question and help someone else in the future:
700mm x 500mm cutting area (27.559in x 19.685in)
Also cutting and engraving power and carriage speed settings can be found on a couple of sheets to the left of the laser cutter PC. I have used the settings for birch plywood with great results but I can’t say to the accuracy of the leather and acrylic settings.
Yes, those papers are really helpful for getting started in the right ballpark. For laser cutting, I like to cut out a 1/2" square out of a new material and repeat with refined settings if necessary before I commit to a bigger burn. If engraving, I try to set up a similar quick test to validate settings as well.
The plan is to get those organized on the wall once we have a large enough sample size