Our lasers can cut up to ¼” thick material that can fit into 24” x 36” laser bed. The most typical materials that we can laser cut are wood, acrylic, paper, leather, and cardboard. Material cannot be laser cut in stacks, and it needs to lay flat in our laser beds. We can etch images into thicker material (up to 11” tall) assuming that the surface for etching lays flat and fits within our 24” x 36” laser bed. Our lasers are not able to cut or etch metals, but they can etch coatings off of metals (such as anodized aluminum).
We sell a masking material called R-tape for $.50 per ft2 that helps to prevent unsightly char from marring your material. Char is most noticeable on the underside of the thicker materials that require more powerful settings to cut through. R-tape is commonly used on wood, acrylic, and most leathers.
Any other material not specified above needs to be approved by MakeATX staff. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes an MSDS of that specific material. An MSDS can be requested directly from the manufacturer of the material you wish to laser cut. Custom cutting clients are welcome to provide their own approved material cut down to fit within our laser beds (24” x 36”).
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