Prevent Burning and Scorching When Laser Cutting

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One of the skills required for CO2 laser engraver and cutters is to try to avoid scorch marks on the edges of the engraving. For some materials, burn marks are unavoidable no matter where the laser’s focus is. However, by using the correct substrate and following the directions carefully, you can minimize time-consuming cleanup during the cutting process. ,
In this article, we’ll tell you what types of wood to avoid, and provide helpful tips on using lasers to cut wood without burning it. ,
What causes burn stains on cut wood?
The first thing to understand is that the laser beam never actually touches the surface of the wood. Just like inside a chimney, soot from the combustion of organic matter can deposit in the surrounding area.