In Focus: Laser cork
Environmentally friendly laser material: LaserCork
Searching for a craft material to really broaden your range?
LaserCork features a fine grain structure allowing dark laser engraving results to be easily achieved.
Whether you are creating coasters, wall decorations or even practical applications, LaserCork is an excellent choice for a craft business. What's more, the material is environmentally friendly and is suitable for laser cutting with a low laser power. Whatever your creative goals, visit our webshop today to discover LaserCork and other laser cutting and engraving materials to help you to grow your product portfolio.
Make the most of your material: Tips and tricks
Due to its structure, LaserCork is ideally suited to processing with a CO2 laser cutting machine and with low laser power. As standard with all new materials, we recommend that you test your settings on a small section of the material prior to creating larger scale applications.
Our top tips for laser cutting LaserCork include:
- Use a speed between 1 % and 2 % and a frequency of 1000 Hz. Adjust the laser power in increments often to achieve a smoke-free result
- Make sure that Air Assist is activated in the JobControl® laser software material database
- Use the nozzle with the large hole diameter for the best results when processing LaserCork
- Carefully cover the uncovered working surface of the table with a suitable material such as paper to optimise the vacuum
Application idea: Laser cut corkboard
A standard application idea, laser cutting a corkboard is the perfect functional product to create using our laserable material. Using the 3mm thick material variety and a 3mm MDF wood for backing, you can easily create a personalised series of boards for sale.
Follow our tutorial to not only get design files but also example laser parameters.
Additional ideas: Applications galore!
Cork is a diverse material for laser cutting and laser engraving, and you might be surprised as to what is possible with the material.
Below you can see a selection of different videos from our colleagues at Trotec Canada, where they show you a range of different ideas for the material.