“Can any type of laminate be used for laser engraving?”
There are many flexible and rigid laminates, all suited for either laser engraving or milling. We don’t advise using the milling-only laminates in the laser engraver – instead, visit our materials website to look at laser-friendly laminates.
“What should I consider when laminate engraving?”
When engraving laminates, we recommend using the vacuum table. It sucks the material and attaches it to the table during the engraving process. The thinner the topcoat on the laminate is, the faster the layer can be ablated. Using the vacuum table will ensure your material will not move around during processing – you’ll have the best possible results every time!
“Laminates – engraving from bottom to top?”
Always ensure that you engrave laminates from the bottom and work your way up. This way, dust will be extracted upwards, leaving the top layer unharmed. In JobControl® under “Platte” [Plate] → “Platte einstellen” [Set plate] you can specify which edge to start the laser engraving process.