Wood is a cpmmon material in toy production. Is any wood suitable for laser cutting and engraving?
As wood is a natural material, the laser user must consider a number of parameters such as the density and the resin content of the wood they want to process. Soft woods such as balsa, require less laser power than dense woods and can be quickly cut. Hardwood on the other hand, requires more laser power as it is a dense wood. For MDF, a material consisting of glued wood fibers, Trotec recommends using compressed air.