Laser Cutter / Engraver Materials and Settings (trotec Speedy 300)

Laser Cutter / Engraver Materials and Settings (trotec Speedy 300)

Where to get materials

We encourage users to make use of the materials that The Edge has tested and keep in stock for purchase on our laserlaser cutters.

We also recognize users will want to experiment with new exotic materials. Here at The Edge we love seeing people experiment. But we need to check that new materials are safe to cut. There are many materials which produce extremely harmful (potentially deadly) fumes when cut, and for that reason we are very cautious about the materials that can be used in our laser cutters.

Our Shop

We sell a supply of safe materials for laser through our shop which includes sheets of plywood, acrylic, polypropylene, cardboard, paper, veneer, rubber stamp, etc which are from known safe suppliers.

Buying known safe suppliers/ranges

You can also purchase materials but they must come from known safe product ranges/suppliers. Not all acrylic and plywood is created equal! Some known safe products/suppliers are listed below. If you wish to use these items in our laser cutter you will need to bring along your invoice for these so we can compare the item to this list.

  • Wood
  • Acrylic sheets:
    • The sheets must be acrylic and must not contain any reflective inclusions (mirror/glitter flakes, etc). If in doubt, please contact us.
  • 100% silk fabrics
  • Natural, vegetable-tanned, leathers/suedes
  • Other materials are available through trotec, though not all of their materials are suitable to our specific laser cutters, so please contact us if you wish to use any from there.

Bringing in new materials

Should you wish to cut something from outside these ranges you will need to get a MSDS for the product and submit it to us, along with a sample of the product so we can test it, in a process which is destructive to that sample. This process takes some time, and provides no guarantee that your item will be approved as safe for use. Please contact us if you would like to use materials that aren't purchased through us or from the list above.

Settings

Below you will find a table of approved materials and their settings for trotec Speedy 300 Laser Cutter/Engraver

Core Range

This is our core range of materials, we sell these onsite through our shop.

Material Thickness Process Power Speed PPI/Hz Passes Z-Offset Supplier/Link/Notes
Plastic, Acrylic 1.5mm Cut 100 2 2000 1 -
Plastic, Acrylic 1.5mm Engrave 80 70 500 1 4mm
Plastic, Acrylic 3mm Cut 100 1 5000 1 -
Plastic, Acrylic 3mm Engrave 80 70 500 1 4mm
Plastic, Acrylic 6mm Cut 100 0.3 5000 1 -
Plastic, Acrylic 6mm Engrave 80 70 500 1 4mm
Wood, Ply 4mm Cut 100 1.2 1000 1 - Plywood and Panel, A/C Grade Hoop Pine
Wood, Ply 4mm Engrave 90 90 500 1 4mm Plywood and Panel, A/C Grade Hoop Pine
Wood, Ply 6.9mm Cut 100 0.4 1000 1 - Plywood and Panel, A/C Grade Hoop Pine
Wood, Ply 6.9mm Engrave & Greyscale 90 90 500 1 4mm Plywood and Panel, A/C Grade Hoop Pine
Wood, Ply 6.9mm Deep Engrave 70 40 1000 3 4mm Plywood and Panel, A/C Grade Hoop Pine
Wood, Ply 6.9mm Score Line 10 1 1000 1 4 Plywood and Panel, A/C Grade Hoop Pine

Exotics

These are materials we don't normally stock, but we may have a bit of, or you can purchase and bring in (please talk to us first as there is an approval process)

Material Thickness Process Power Speed PPI/Hz Passes Z-Offset Supplier/Link/Notes
Wood, Balsa 3mm Cut 60 2 1000 1 -
Wood, Balsa 3mm Engrave 30 90 500 1 4mm
Plastic, PETG 0.7mm Cut 50 1.7 1000 1 -
Plastic, PETG 0.7mm Score Line 50 2 1000 1 -
Plastic, Acrylic 4.5mm Cut 100 0.8 5000 1 -
Plastic, Acrylic 4.5mm Engrave 80 70 500 1 4mm
Plastic, Polypropylene 0.6mm Cut 50 2 1000 1 -
Plastic, Polypropylene 0.6mm Engrave 10 10 500 1 4mm
Paper 200-250gsm Cut 7 1 1000 1 -
Paper 200-250gsm Engrave 30 60 500 1 4mm
Cardboard, Corrugated single ply 4mm Cut 60 2 1000 1 -
Cardboard, Corrugated single ply 4mm Engrave 50 60 500 1 4mm
Rubber Stamp Cut 95 0.4 5000 1 - Trotech
Rubber Stamp Engrave 95 14 500 1 4mm Trotech

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