Material Applications


Explore the wide range of material applications for lasers and 3D printers.

Materials marked and cut by FSL machines

Laser Applications

The list of compatible laser materials you can cut and engrave using your Full Spectrum Laser machines is endless. Listed on the left are just some of them.

If you are unsure with your material, you can always request us a sample test cut here.

Plastic


Polymers marked and cut by FSL machines

Laser-cut plastics have endless applications. Artists and professionals alike use Full Spectrum Laser systems to cut and engrave a wide variety of plastics. Acrylic is one of the most commonly used stock materials in laser cutting and engraving, finding uses in rapid prototyping, jewelry, and production signage. Other plastics, such as Delrin, are engineering-grade plastics suitable for end-use in industrial machinery. Please know that depending on the type of plastic, some materials can produce toxic smoke and fumes.

Below you can find the compatible power of tube that comes preinstalled in your machine.



  40W CO2 90W CO2 150W CO2 1064nm Fiber Galvo
Acrylic (all types) Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Marks non-transparent
Polycarbonate Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Marks black (clear ok)
PVC - - - Marks black
Delrin® Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Engrave
Polyethylene film Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave -
Mylar® Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave -
Polyurethane Cuts (rough) Cuts (rough) Cuts (rough) -
Carbon Fiber - - - Cuts
FR4 - - - Cuts/Engrave (rough)
UHMW / HDPE Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave -
Note: (Upgrading power of tubes is available, contact us for more information.)


Wood


Laser cut wood

Accuracy and detail are critical to great parts. Full Spectrum Laser systems are designed for the most demanding industrial and artistic applications in cutting and engraving. Whether you’re a volume producer of miniature accessories in Baltic Birch or an artisan working in Purpleheart, you can rely on Full Spectrum Laser for systems that are easy to use and fast.

Below you can find the compatible power of laser tube that comes preinstalled in your machine.



  40W CO2 90W CO2 150W CO2 1064nm Fiber Galvo
Baltic Birch Plywood Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave -
Pine Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave -
Cherry Wood Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave -
MDF Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave -
Cardstock/Paper Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave -
Clipboard Material Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave -
Note: Upgrading the power of laser tubes is available, contact us for more information.

Metal


Metal marked by a FSL machine

If you’re looking to cut or mark metals, you’ve come to the right place. Full Spectrum Laser offers a variety of systems to suit your application, from low-cost CO2 additive marking through high-speed, high-power industrial fiber laser cutting systems.

Fiber lasers have 3-10x more absorption in metals than CO2 lasers, making them the ideal choice for cutting or engraving. Our 20W 1064nm fiber galvo systems can engrave most metals and cut thin (0.1mm) metal sheet. Our industrial 500W 1070nm CW fiber lasers can cut through up to 6mm of sheet steel, 4mm of stainless, and 2mm of aluminum.

The CO2 laser wavelength is absorbed less than the fiber laser, but these lower-cost units have many competitive applications. A CO2 laser of at least 40W can mark steel with Thermark marking spray, 90W and above can engrave steel directly, and CO2 lasers 150W and above can cut 1mm sheet steel using oxygen assist gas.

Below you can find the compatible power of tube that comes preinstalled in your machine.



  40W CO2 90W CO2 150W CO2 20W 1064nm Fiber Galvo 500W 1070nm Fiber
Steel Engrave w/ Thermark Engrave Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave
Plain Carbon Steel Engrave w/ Thermark Engrave Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave
Anodized Aluminum Marks White Marks White Marks White Marks White/Black Cuts/Engrave
Bare Aluminum - - - Marks White/Black Cuts/Engrave
Titanium - - - Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave
Silver - - - Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave
Copper Cladding - - - Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave
Note: (Upgrading power of tubes is available, contact us for more information.)

Rubber


Rubber marked and cut by FSL machines

Custom stamps are extremely useful for businesses and home crafts, and super easy to manufacture with a Full Spectrum Laser system. All of our units can cut and engrave rubber to produce stamps with logos, text, and even images. The process is fast, fun, and easy.

Below you can find the compatible power of tube that comes preinstalled in your machine.



  40W CO2 90W CO2 150W CO2 1064nm Fiber Galvo
Low Odor Rubber Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts -
Silicone Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts -
Vulcanized Rubber Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave -
Note: (Upgrading power of tubes is available, contact us for more information.)

Fabrics


Laser Cut Fabric

One of the most tedious tasks in clothing and accessory design is cutting out patterns. A Full Spectrum Laser system can save you literally months of time and is as easy to use as a 2D Printer. Our lasers can cut and engrave fabric and organic materials to create unique patterns, logos, text, and and art on synthetic fabrics and natural fabrics, such as wool and leather.

Below you can find the compatible power of tube that comes preinstalled in your machine.



  40W CO2 90W CO2 150W CO2 1064nm Fiber Galvo
Polyster Fabric Cuts Cuts Cuts -
Nylon Cuts Cuts Cuts -
Denim Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave -
Leather Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave Cuts/Engrave -
Note: (Upgrading power of tubes is available, contact us for more information.)

Stone


Stone marked by a FSL machine

Mount Rushmore. The Pyramids. Stonehenge. All were made of stone. None were engraved by a laser. But that doesn’t mean they couldn’t have been! Full Spectrum Laser systems are perfect for engraving monuments or plaques, producing stunningly accurate results in many natural stones including marble, granite, agate, and more.

Below you can find the compatible power of tube that comes preinstalled in your machine.



  40W CO2 90W CO2 150W CO2 1064nm Fiber Galvo
Marble Engrave white Engrave white Engrave white Engrave white
Granite Light Etch Light Etch Etch Etch
Ceramic Tile Light Etch Light Etch Etch Etch
Brick - Light Etch Etch -
Agate Etch Etch Etch -
Mirror Light Etch Etch Etch Smooth Etch
Note: (Upgrading power of tubes is available, contact us for more information.)


* Fiber Laser Galvo will etch away reflective metal (from either direction) with no effect on glass

Glass


FSL Engraved Glass

Looking for an awesome party favor or conversation starter? We haven’t met anyone who doesn’t love a custom-engraved beer stein or wine goblet. Full Spectrum Laser systems are perfect for engraving logos, text, and even images onto glass and crystal. When the beam impacts the surface of the glass, the heat creates a micro-explosion, leading to a beautiful frost effect that is accurate enough to reproduce photographs. Engraving around the circumference of a round object requires the purchase of a rotary attachment add-on.

Below you can find the compatible power of tube that comes preinstalled in your machine.



  40W CO2 90W CO2 150W CO2 Fiber Laser Galvo
Colored Glass Etch White/Sparkly Etch White/Sparkly Etch White/Sparkly -
Clear Glass Etch White/Sparkly Etch White/Sparkly Etch White/Sparkly -
Tempered Glass / Crystal Light / No Effect Etch White/Sparkly Etch White/Sparkly -
Sapphire - Etch White/Sparkly Etch White/Sparkly -
Note: (Upgrading power of tubes is available, contact us for more information.)


* Fiber Laser Galvo will etch away reflective metal (from either direction) with no effect on glass

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Solid Resin


FSL3D's solid resins give you precision details allowing designers and builders the ability to go straight from a 3D print to the ready for market model. Available in clear as well as multiple solid colors like white, red and black.




 

Flexible Resin


Innovative, versatile, and limited only by imagination, flexible resin brings revolutionary possibilities to 3D printing. With the ability to create functioning, bendable, interactive parts, flexible resin pushes boundaries for engineering, prototyping and design.



 

Castable Resin

FSL3D's castable resins give you precision details allowing jewelers, designers and engineers the ability to go straight from a 3D print to the ready for market model. With its clean burn outs, no deposit or ash sticks to this astonishingly smooth surfaces.

You can view our recommended casting guidelines here Please keep in mind we're always perfecting our formula.