@lasertechs we’ve had an interesting enquiry…
Tetra packs have been part some fun repurposing/upcycling projects in the past…but laser cutting?
I am not a member of SLM yet and I am a bit far to make it my makerspace of choice but I have been wanting to come and check on you for a while. The following enquiry might be a good incentive to do so.
I am working on a project for which I am exploring the possibilities of lasercutting Tetra Pack cartons (milk, juice…)
Most Tetra-Paks have an extremely thin layer of aluminium and as far as I know reflective materials are no good for laser cutters. This is a link with a better description of the different layers that make a Tetra Pakhttps://www.tetrapak.com/packaging/materials . I believe laser-cutting the survace with carton should avoid some reflections, but I am no expert. Also, the aluminium layer is very thin and I would like to know if it would be ok to directly laser-cut the aluminium face.
Could you help on the matter? May I come over with a sample of tetra pack on which you can make a test? Do you know already if that is possible?
Thanks a lot for your availability.