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Acceptable Materials and Settings

These settings are just suggested settings,  we recommend that materials are tested for optimal results.

NOTE: this lab reserves the right to reject any material that does not meet the necessary standards for safe and efficient use.

material power speed
1/16” acrylic 100 12
1/8”   acrylic 100 7
1/4”   acrylic 100 4
1/2”   acrylic 100 1
2 ply chipboard 100 25
1 ply chipboard museum board 45 30
1/4” corrugated cardboard 45 18
1/32” basswood 21 20
1/16” basswood 75 25
3/32” basswood 80 25
1/8”   basswood 85 18
1/4”   basswood 95 12
1/8” birch plywood 100 12
mylar 34 100
transparency 100 3
80 lb. paper 52 80