Prepping for Laser Cutting - Jones Laser Craft

Prepping for Laser Cutting

  1. Clean the material. Make sure the material is clean and free of any dirt, dust, or grease. This will help to ensure that the laser cut is accurate and clean.
  2. Use the right type of material. Not all materials are created equal when it comes to laser cutting. Some materials are more easily cut than others. Do your research to find out which materials are best for laser cutting.
  3. Peel off any protective coatings. Some materials, such as acrylic, have protective coatings that need to be removed before laser cutting. Removing these coatings will help to prevent the laser from damaging the material.
  4. Use the right settings. The settings for laser cutting will vary depending on the type of material you are using. It is important to experiment with different settings to find the ones that work best for your material.
  5. Use the right safety gear. Laser cutters can be dangerous, so it is important to wear the proper safety gear when using one. This includes safety glasses, gloves, and a face shield.
  6. Be aware of the fumes. Laser cutting can produce fumes that can be harmful to your health. It is important to work in a well-ventilated area and to wear a respirator if necessary.
  7. Dispose of waste materials properly. The waste materials produced by laser cutting can be hazardous, so it is important to dispose of them properly. Check with your local waste management company for more information.

Be Safe!

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