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    laser naugahyde or vinyl covered fabric?

    Any one know if there is any problem with cutting naugahyde on a laser? Is vinyl covered fabric a PVC product? thanks Lynn
    Last edited by Lynn Kull; 09-04-2004 at 2:23 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Vinyl is a petroleum product

    Lynn,
    I own an upholstery business ( I have been in the upholstery business for 28 years.) Vinyl is a petroleum based Plastic. It is not PVC, ( although some of the mesh type fabric are PVC).
    With proper venting you should be able to cut vinyl with a laser, however I suspect that it may melt.
    On Tuesday, ( Sept 7th ) I will try some in my Pinnacle 25w laser and let you know what happens. I think that mostly it will smell bad, but it will work. I'll let you know


    Chuck Burke
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    thanks Chuck

    Thanks Chuck, I am just leary of burning PVC and am not very aware of what all products may be made with it? thanks Lynn

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    Vinyl

    Lynn
    You are welcome. I am sure you will be fine, but I will check. The big issue with PVC is that it is toxic when burned, vinyl does not have that problem...but like I said, I will try some in my shop on Tuesday and let you know what I find.

    Chuck

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    Pvc

    Hi Lynn;
    Chuck is correct- lasering PVC produce chlorine gas which is toxic. In addition, the chlorine reacts with the moisture in the air to produce hydrochloric acid which is deadly on the laser components-will eat just about anything.
    George

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    Hi, Chuck,

    What did you find with the upholstery vinyl? Can it be cut with a laser?

    The specific product to not be cut is sheet PVC, and upholstery vinyl, as you point out, has very little actual PVC to it. Just wondering what you found.

    Thank you.

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    Lynn
    You are welcome. I am sure you will be fine, but I will check. The big issue with PVC is that it is toxic when burned, vinyl does not have that problem...but like I said, I will try some in my shop on Tuesday and let you know what I find.

    Chuck

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    Barry this Thread is from 2004, that was how many years ago?????
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    Barry, Chuck's profile says he hasnt been here in 8 years. So don't be disappointed if he doesn't answer your question. Perhaps someone else will.
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