Wood is a popular material for toys. Can you laser cut and engrave any wood?
Since wood is a natural material, be sure to consider factors such as the density and the resin content of the wood you are processing. Soft woods, such as balsa, require less laser power and can be cut more quickly. Hardwood, on the other hand, is denser so it requires more laser power. For MDF, which consists of glued wood fibers, we recommend using compressed air.