There are many different woods that you can use for laser cutting. When it comes to picking a wood for this type of process you want to check the sap or resin content of the wood. If you are looking for a darker type of burn you will want a wood that has a higher resin content. There are many different types of woods to choose from such as soft woods, veneers, hard woods and plywood. Ultimately, each wood is used for different types of projects.
- An important aspect of wood for laser cutting is the resin content or sap of the wood.
- There are many great options such as alder or cherry but if you need a lighter wood, go with oak.
- There are many different types of wood for laser cutting such as veneers, plywood and hard wood.
“In general, the best woods for laser cutting are Basswood, White Pine, Alder, Cherry, Oak, Baltic Birch Plywood, Balsa and Cork. Most laser cutters prefer soft woods that do not have a distorted, tight hard grain pattern. How well each species cuts depends on the power of your laser cutter along with thickness, and speed.”