Acceptable Materials and Settings

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

NOTE: The Digital Fabrication Lab reserves the right to reject any material that does not meet the necessary standards for safe and efficient use.  We will no longer be processing 1/4" thick plywood on the lasercutters.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

If your material is NOT listed below, please contact the Digital Fabrication Lab prior to use.  Specific materials that are NOT accepted include: metal, polycarbonate, Lexan, glass, foam, PVC, HDPE, and PETG.

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 (Stonehenge / Bristol) 52 80