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-There are a wide range of materials that the [[Laser Cutter]] can cut, etch or mark - but some simply don't work (eg metals) and some are extremely hazardous to either humans or the machine itself (eg PVC and Vinyl). ​ It is therefore imperative that you check these lists before attempting to cut materials that you have not worked with before.+There are a wide range of materials that the [[laser_cutter_resources|Laser Cutter]] can cut, etch or mark - but some simply don't work (eg metals) and some are extremely hazardous to either humans or the machine itself (eg PVC and Vinyl). ​ It is therefore imperative that you check these lists before attempting to cut materials that you have not worked with before.
  
 It is not always obvious which materials will work - for example: Polycarbonate/​Lexan produces flames and lethal chlorine gas which will rapidly corrode this machine into uselessness '''​and'''​ which is extremely hazardous to the health of people nearby. ​ Yet Acrylic - which looks, smells, feels and tastes just like Lexan - cuts smoothly and cleanly and is one of the best materials to use with the laser! ​ So check and double-check what you're cutting. It is not always obvious which materials will work - for example: Polycarbonate/​Lexan produces flames and lethal chlorine gas which will rapidly corrode this machine into uselessness '''​and'''​ which is extremely hazardous to the health of people nearby. ​ Yet Acrylic - which looks, smells, feels and tastes just like Lexan - cuts smoothly and cleanly and is one of the best materials to use with the laser! ​ So check and double-check what you're cutting.
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