Parameter Comparison

Parameter Comparison

Preface: This article covers various cuttings speeds for different materials based on testing. Your specific results will rely on having a similar material and setup. Results are not guaranteed. 

Parameters Chart:


Find the material you want to cut in the left column and then use the  columns to the right to find how fast (mm/s) that material can be cut based on the tube wattage listed at the top of the chart. 


Material
40-Watt Glass CO2
60-Watt Glass CO2
80-Watt Glass CO2
100-Watt Glass CO2
130-Watt Glass CO2
MDF 1/8"
3mm/s
15mm/s
25mm/s
30mm/s
35mm/s
MDF 1/4"
N/A
N/A
8mm/s
10mm/s
15mm/s
Acrylic 1/8"
10mm/s
14mm/s
20mm/s
25mm/s
30mm/s
Acrylic 1/4"
5mm/s
9mm/s
10mm/s
12mm/s
15mm/s
Acrylic 3/8"
1mm/s
3mm/s
3mm/s
4mm/s
5mm/s
Acrylic 3/4"
Engrave
Engrave
0.8mm/s
1mm/s
1.5mm/s
Foam 3/4"
5mm/s
6mm/s
8mm/s
10mm/s
11mm/s
Birch Ply 1/8"
35mm/s
50mm/s
60mm/s
80mm/s
80mm/s
Birch Ply 1/4"
11mm/s
15mm/s
30mm/s
32mm/s
40mm/s
Birch Ply 3/8"
Engrave
Engrave
4mm/s
7mm/s
13mm/s
Birch Ply 1/2"
Engrave
Engrave
Engrave
4mm/s
11mm/s
Birch Play 3/4"
Engrave
Engrave
Engrave
Engrave
4mm/s
Peach or Cherry Wood 1/4"
9mm/s
12mm/s
15mm/s
18mm/s
20mm/s
Peach or Cherry Wood 3/4"
Engrave
Engrave
3mm/s
4mm/s
5mm/s
Cardboard 1/4"
15mm/s
30
60mm/s
90mm/s
120mm/s
Cotton Fabric
300mm/s
300mm/s
300mm/s
300mm/s
300mm/s
Leather 1/16"
6mm/s
16mm/s
50mm/s
60mm/s
80mm/s
Rubber (4mil)
2mm/s
4mm/s
6mm/s
8mm/s
9mm/s
Bamboo (7mil)
Engrave
6mm/s
9mm/s
12mm/s
13mm/s
Kraft Paper (7mil)
85mm/s
110mm/s
300mm/s
300mm/s
300mm/s
Plastics
Varies
Varies
Varies
Varies
Varies
Glass
Engrave
Engrave
Engrave
Engrave
Engrave
Granite
Engrave
Engrave
Engrave
Engrave
Engrave
Marble
Engrave
Engrave
Engrave
Engrave
Engrave
Anodized Aluminum
Engrave
Engrave
Engrave
Engrave
Engrave


*Cutting Speeds are noted as max straight line speed. If your artwork is curvy and has tight corners, the laser head must slow down to maintain the artwork's cut path. This is not a settings sheet from which to obtain values to operate the laser. See the Material Libraries for ballpark settings info for various materials.
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