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What kind of plywood for the UM1?


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Posted · What kind of plywood for the UM1?

Hi,

since I still have problems with my z-stage I wanted to re-create some parts. I found a company with a lasercutter in my area and placed an order for the z-stage parts. Today (after two weeks of waiting...) they told me that the plywood I supplied them with is too hard and their cutter can't cut through.. It was 6mm beech plywood. I know there are many types of plywood and some of them are weak and not very durable.

So I am wondering, what kind of wood does the UM use?

Thanks

 

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    Posted · What kind of plywood for the UM1?

    I have been using 6mm Birch plywood with my laser cutter without problems. Only problem with laser cutting is getting it flat after it warps sitting on the shelf at a store. The flatter the material, the better the laser can stay in focus and cut through the material cleanly. Also look out for knots in the wood - those can be tougher to cut through. I try to pick out my material to avoid them, but sometimes there isn't much choice.

    I don't know much about beech wood.

     

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