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Larry Folk
08-22-2011, 8:16 PM
Are FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Panels) able to be cut and engraved with a laser?


Craig Matheny
08-22-2011, 8:20 PM
Larry read this the other day might help http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?165788-Fiberglass-(raw-material-and-epoxied)&highlight=Fiberglass+Reinforced+Panels


Michael Kowalczyk
08-22-2011, 9:29 PM
Hey Larry,
Not sure how yours will react but my 60 watt engraved it nice but charcoal city when trying to cut it. I guess it is the glass and resin that chars the edges. tried several options with power and speed, multiple passes at a low power low speed and high power at a high speed. None worked satisfactory. I passed on using the laser, which would have been a nice job, quoted using the CNC which increased the price and I missed it but they will keep my name on file if they have a different material job. I was also told that you will need to clean your laser frequently because the fumes will coat your interior and may cause issues later if not cleaned well.