If you’ve read my other Basswood LASER cutting tests you’ll already know that it’s a great material for use with a low-power CNC-mounted LASER. So I wanted to see how well I could cut 1mm thick Basswood with my 5W LASER. As the photo below of my single-pass cutting test shows, 1mm thickness provides little challenge for the LASER.
In fact, a single pass, at 200 mm/min feed rate, at around 70% power, is all it takes to cut through it. And it’s likely that the feed rate could even be sped up a little too. Plus, as the photo below shows, the cuts were quite clean and don’t require too much effort to clean up.