Laser Material Reference

 

We have stocked the shop with a small amount of material to test and play around with. If you are going to take on a larger project, please consider the cost of the materials used. In general, you may use as much of the plywood or the Draftboard (MDF) as you like for your projects. For any of your designs, measure a rectangle around your object to calculate the estimated material cost. Additional materials can be found on the Glowforge website: https://glowforge.com/materials

Description
Board Size
Thickness
Cost
Cost per sq. in.
Laser Cut Speed
1/8" Acrylic (fluorescent colors)
12" x 20"
0.125
12
0.05
1/8" Acrylic (reg colors)
12" x 20"
0.125
9.5
0.0396
1/8" Acrylic (Colorado Plastics)
11" x 20"
0.125
15
0.0091
Thick Basswood Plywood (Glowforge PG)
12" x 20"
0.25
15
0.0625
Med. Basswood Plywood (Glowforge PG)
12" x 20"
0.125
11
0.0458
1/4" MDF (Austin Hardwoods)
11" x 20"
0.236
2
0.0091
1/8" MDF (Austin Hardwoods)
11" x 20"
0.118
1
0.0045
1/4" Russian Birch Ply (Austin Hardwoods)
11" x 20"
0.236
3
0.0136
1/8" Russian Birch Ply (Austin Hardwoods)
11" x 20"
0.118
2
0.0091