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Thread: Cuttng Nylon Sheet Plastic with Laser

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    Cuttng Nylon Sheet Plastic with Laser

    So how much power would it take to cut say 1/2 inch (12mm) nylon sheet plastic
    Retired Guy- Central Iowa. , LightObject 40w CO2 Laser and Chiller

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    I don't think you're going to be able to cut nylon-- once or twice a year I get around 400 of these "natural black nylon" (per the blueprints) 're-useable shipping caps', very hard nylon, about 4" diameter, each one has to be engraved and painted white. Very slow to tool engrave, I only wish I could laser them. This cap is one where the machine had a bad connection to the control module and engraved a straight line when the data stream stopped. Its job now is holding oil that I brush on cowbells before engraving them, I just took a quick pic of the bottom
    nylon.jpg
    Notice the melted spots, that's all my LS900 would do. I tested another with the fiber, pretty much the same results IIRC...
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    Nylon doesn't ablate Bill, it just melts messy, even on higher powered machines you need to use high pressure gas to keep the cut looking good.
    You did what !

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    Thanks guys good thing I have a CNC router!
    Retired Guy- Central Iowa. , LightObject 40w CO2 Laser and Chiller

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