Materials Suitable for Laser Cutting

There are a many different materials you can laser cut and engrave which are detailed in the list below. We keep a few standard materials in stock like plywood and MDF, but most will be ordered specific to your needs.

You can supply your own materials or products but as each material can react differently under the laser we may require a sample to ascertain the best laser settings for your needs. If you have any questions about other materials not listed please get in touch.

BIRCH PLYWOOD

​Thickness: 0.8mm, 1.5mm, 3mm, 4mm & 6mm

Sizes: Any size up to 1000mm x 600mm

Notes: If you supply your own plywood for cutting, it must be interior grade plywood using MR glue. Most plywood uses a type of glue which is not compatible with laser cutting.

MDF

Thickness: 3mm, 6mm & 9mm

Sizes: Any size up to 1000mm x 600mm

Notes: Veneered MDF sheets in different colours and exotic hardwoods are available on request.

SOLID WOOD

Thickness: 3mm & 5mm

Sizes: Up to 1000mm x 600mm

Notes: Oak, Beech, Walnut, Pine and many other woods available on request.

THIN PLYWOOD AND VENEER

Thickness: 0.3mm, 0.4mm, 0.6mm & 0.8mm

Sizes:  Any size up to 1000mm x 600mm

Notes: Thin Birch plywood is our standard stock but many exotic wood veneers and plywood are available.

ACRYLIC

Thickness: Coloured – 3mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm Clear – 2-12mm.

Sizes: Any size up to 10000mm x 600mm

Notes: Available in clear and many different colours, acrylic is the ideal plastic to use in a laser cutter and produces a beautiful clean cutting edge.

OTHER PLASTICS

Thickness: Various

Sizes: Any size up to 1000mm x 600mm

Notes: Available in almost any colour imaginable, we can cut most plastics including; ABS, Styrene & Polypropylene but we cannot cut any PVC due to the toxic chlorine content.

PAPER & CARD

Thickness: Any GSM

Sizes: Any size up to 1000mm x 600mm

Notes: Available in almost any colour for a versatile number of applications. Specialist Manilla Card for stencil making is also available.

FABRIC

Thickness: Various

Sizes: Any size up to 1000mm x 600mm

Notes: Most fabrics including leather, cotton, denim, felt and suede can be cut and even engraved.

CERAMIC AND STONE

Thickness: Engraving only

Sizes: Any size up to 1000mm x 600mm x 280mm

Notes: Engraving is possible on porcelain, ceramic, terracotta  slate, marble and stone.

METALS

​Thickness: Engraving only

Sizes: Any size up to 1000mm x 600mm

Notes: Anodised aluminium, enamelled brass & stainless steel.

GLASS

Thickness: Engraving only

Sizes: Any size up to 1000mm x 600mm

Notes: Results can vary depending on the type of glass – often engraving can produce a lovely, intricate frosted glass effect on the surface.

FOOD

Thickness: Various

Sizes: Any size up to 1000mm x 600mm

Notes: Includes fruit, cheese, toast and meat.