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Is there a desktop laser cutter on the market that can cut plasticard easily from autoCad drawings? Anyone with experience of these machines?

 

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Laser cutters and plastics (styrene) gives off some poisonous gas, IIRC. Chlorine gas I think. I think thicker acrylic is ok. What thickness of material are you looking at? R. 

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51 minutes ago, Glenderg said:

Laser cutters and plastics (styrene) gives off some poisonous gas, IIRC. Chlorine gas I think. I think thicker acrylic is ok. What thickness of material are you looking at? R. 

There's no chlorine in styrene, but the fumes are certainly not good for you.

Chlorine could become available from some other polymers, notably PVC, obviously.

It would be wise to avoid any polymer (partial) combustion products.

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5 hours ago, Glenderg said:

Laser cutters and plastics (styrene) gives off some poisonous gas, IIRC. Chlorine gas I think. I think thicker acrylic is ok. What thickness of material are you looking at? R. 

Thicknesses suitable to produce wagon sides and ends. Can they cut Wills Scenic sheets (random stone etc) so I can produce buildings I've drawn up?

 

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