ANU MakerSpace Laser Material Database - Banned Materials
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NEVER LASER...
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Materials ListNameExplanation
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ABS plasticGives off hydrogen cyanide
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Bleached fabricBleach contains chlorine which cannot be sufficiently washed out of the fabric to make it safe to use
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CorianResidual dust will catch fire
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CR NeopreneContains chlorine
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Credit CardsContains chlorine
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FiberglassReleases heavy chemical fumes
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Carbon fiberReleases heavy chemical fumes
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Piled Fabric > 4mmFur, fake fur, piled rugsHigh risk of catching fire or smoldering
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High-density polyethylene/ HDPHigh risk of catching fire or smoldering
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Polycarbonate / PETGVIVAK, LexanReleases heavy chemical fumes
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Polymer ClayContains chlorine
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PVC Blocks/SheetSintra, Ezy CarveContains chlorine
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PVCAContains chlorine
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SCR NeopreneNeopreneContains chlorine
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StyrofoamHigh risk of catching fire or smoldering
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VinylFake Leather, PleatherContains chlorine
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PTFETeflonContains chlorine
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MDFMakerSpace extraction insufficient. Laser @ School of Art & Design
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PlywoodMakerSpace extraction insufficient. Laser @ School of Art & Design
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Timber VeneerMakerSpace extraction insufficient. Laser @ School of Art & Design
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MasoniteMakerSpace extraction insufficient.
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BambooReleases heavy celulose fumes, extraction insufficent.
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TeflonExtraction insufficient
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Polypropoene sheetWelds along cutline. Not correct tool for cutting
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HIPSWelds along cutline. Not correct tool for cutting
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PDMSFragments along cutline. Not correct tool for cutting
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GraphineFragments along cutline. Not correct tool for cutting
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Mica SubstrateFragments along cutline. Not correct tool for cutting
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Glass slidesFragments along cutline. Not correct tool for cutting
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Plasticised/Foil/Coloured tape/filmCoatings may contain chlorine. Must be submitted to makerspace staff for testing.
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Electrical tapeContains chlorine
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Acoustic FoamRisk of fire or smoldering
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The ANU Makerspace takes no responsibility for materials placed in external or personal laser cutters and the health & safety risks accociated with these materials.
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