Using Laser Cutter on Delrin

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I’m scheming using the laser cutter to engrave/cut Delrin sheets to create Leather Stamps.

Do we know if the laser cutter would be able to engrave/cut Delrin?

@lasertechs can advise!

Trotec explicitly states that you can cut Delrin: https://www.troteclaser.com/en-gb/laserable-materials/laser-cutting-plastics

And here is a video of someone doing it on a Speedy 300! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJmm2Cu06pk

Happy to Buddy with you to explore this, and then we can partner with the leather fans to run a workshop.

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I’m sure I have tried delrin or acetal in the past and remember finding it tricky to get the settings right. I would get some extra material for testing. I will see if I can dig out my notes on the testing I did. :+1:

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It’s an excellent material for laser cutting - much stronger and less brittle than acrylic - but as above it takes a little fiddling to get the settings right.

https://hackaday.com/2015/09/03/how-to-build-anything-using-delrin-and-a-laser-cutter/

I look forward to lots of experimenting :slight_smile: