Is there any foam that can be laser-cut?
or is there another quick/precise way of cutting foam sheets (or similar) for tool storage, as an example.
Is laser safe? Is it inflammable?
Yes, is the short answer. As Andrea has pointed out: it needs to be the right stuff. I think Mark @lewisss might have used some? For deep straight cuts you’d need a longer focal length lens, which we don’t have at the moment…but are available.
Are you talking like flight-case open cell foam type stuff?
That stuff is best cut with a serrated knife (either with a specialist rubber/foam cutting tool, but it is possible to get blades of jigsaws, or apparently an electric carving knife works well!).
It’d just turn into goo in the laser cutter I expect.
You could definitely cut the template out of paper with the laser though.
There is some under the drill in the wood shop.
I will get a new block when we finally make the draws for the electronics benches
Wow! Thanks again everyone for the prompt and helpful responses. I hope to be as useful to others in time.
1 makerspace coin to each of you (currently imaginary crypto currency)
Foam shouldn’t really be cut with lasers if you were going to CNC it you’d use a router. This article’s from a foam company and outlines different types of CNC foam cutting for various materials.