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  1. Architectual model foam

    Does anyone have a source for architectual model foam? My daughters class is designing a building in CAD and I offered to cut out the model in the laser. I love to help out at the school and get kids interested in design. Hopefully out of all the kids I have worked with at least one will get into the design field.

    Epilog EXT36 60w, Corel 12, Adobe CS3, ArtCAM Pro 2010, Techno LC4896

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    Hi Wil, You can find suppliers by doing a search for RenShape.
    ULS 135 watt w/rotary, Mazak QT-6T CNC lathe, Dapra machining center, Sherline CNC, Tormach CNC, Acad, Rofin welding laser, YAG laser w/ rotary, 4500 watt Fiber laser
    Boone Titanium Rings

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    Lake Stevens, WA
    Another good resource I use is and

    I use a lot of this material when prototyping and modeling for the UAV guys around here.

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    I'm not sure how well your laser will cut it, but your local home improvement store (Home Depot, Lowes, etc.) should carry dow-corning 'fan-fold' foam. It's pink foam 1/4" thick. This may or may not be too thick for your use.

    I've purchased from and my product arrived well packaged, so that's a second recomendation for them. I didn't laser cut what I bought, but their service is good.

    Also carries both Depron and 'Zepron' foam. It's also a reputable supplier.
    Laser Engraver: Epilog Legend 24TT 35-watt
    Lathe: Delta X5 46-746 - 3HP/220v, 16"x42"

  5. Thanks for all the suggections. I will order some from Depron. Any suggestions on cutting the material?

    Epilog EXT36 60w, Corel 12, Adobe CS3, ArtCAM Pro 2010, Techno LC4896

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    If you have air assist you'll find that it helps a lot in getting a clean cut (from my very limited foam cutting experience with a friend's laser)

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