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Laser cutting parameters for 5.6W laser

Laser cutting parameters for 5.6W laser

Endurance made a few experiments with laser cutting and here we present the results of laser cutting using Endurance lasers

Experiment is done on an Endurance DIY engraving machine with installed of 5.6W diode lasers

MATERIAL TYPE

THICKNESS FOR CUTTING

IN MM

LASER OUTPUT

LASER SPEED

NUMBER

OF

PASSES

LENS TYPE

CUTTING

BURNING / ENGRAVING

WOOD & PLYWOOD

3-5

5.6W

150-250

3-10

Regular

YES

YES

RUBBER

3-5

5.6W

300-400

2-10

Regular

YES

YES

STONE

n/a

5.6W

100-500

n/a

Regular

NO

YES

PLASTIC

3-5

5.6W

200-250

2-8

Regular

YES

YES

LEATHER

3-5

5.6W

200-400

3-10

Regular

YES

YES

PAPER

3-5

5.6W

300-1000

1-5

Regular

YES

YES

GLASS

n/a

5.6W

100-200

n/a

Regular

NO

YES

HARD WOOD

3-5

5.6W

100-250

3-15

Regular

YES

YES

ANODISED MAT

n/a

5.6W

50-250

n/a

Regular

NO

YES

SLATE

n/a

5.6W

n/a

n/a

Regular

Hazard

Hazard

CARDBOARD

3-5

5.6W

200-500

1-10

Regular

YES

YES

CLOTH

3-5

5.6W

200-500

1-5

Regular

YES

YES

FOOD/ CAKES

n/a

5.6W

50-500

n/a

Regular

YES

YES

STEEL

n/a

5.6W

n/a

n/a

Regular

NO

NO

COPPER

n/a

5.6W

n/a

n/a

Regular

NO

NO

ALUMINUM

n/a

5.6W

n/a

n/a

Regular

NO

NO

Laser cutting experiment on an Endurance DIY mini with 5.6W laser

Regular lens
Plywood 5mm: power 100%, 200 speed 30-50 repeats.
Plywood 4mm: power 100%, 200 speed 10-30 repeats.
Plywood 3mm: power 100%, 200 speed 5-15 repeats.
Plywood 2mm: power 100%, 150 speed 3-5 repeats.

Lens G2
Plywood 5mm: power 100%, 300 speed 20-30 repeats.
Plywood 4mm: power 100%, 300 speed 7-15 repeats.
Plywood 3mm: power 100%, 300 speed 5-7 repeats.
Plywood 2mm: power 100%, 200 speed 2-3 repeats.

Laser cutting experiment on an Endurance MakeBlock machine with 5.6W laser

Material

Speed

Long focal lens

Short focal lens G2

Repeats

Repeats

Hard board
(2 mm)

100

3

1-2

150

5

1-2

200

19

2

250

22

2-3

300

30

2-3

400

40

4

500

50

5

Acrylic black (3.8 mm)

100

4

2

150

6

3

200

10

4

Plywood
(3 mm)

100

3

2

150

5

2

200

10

2-3

250

15

4

300

25

5

Wood
 (5 mm)

100

6

2-3

150

10

3-4

200

15

5

250

20

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