metalman wrote:I'm in the process of gathering parts for my build and I am trying to get a feel for what the cutting speed of the 40W laser will be on 1/8 plywood and 1/8 acrylic. I'll either be using Bart's driver card and Mach3 or a DSP controller. The parts I need to cut have about a sixteen inch perimeter, made up of twelve straight segments.
Another issue is the time it would take to engrave a simple fill pattern in a one inch square on both the plywood and acrylic. Would one of the controllers have an advantage over the other?
metalman wrote:Thanks Tim! That is just what I needed to hear. Would a 60W laser be better for that type of work?
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