Suggested Laser Cutter Settings

The following are suggested laser cutter configuration settings for various materials. Also available is a laser cutter user guide.

If you have other settings you’d like to suggest, please send an email to design_help@ncsu.edu with the details.

ACRYLIC   POWER SPEED PPI PASSES DEPTH
LIGHT RASTER ENGRAVE 22 100 500 1 .002″
DEEP RASTER ENGRAVE 100 90 500 1 .010″
VECTOR ENGRAVE 2 4 1000 1 .005″
VECTOR CUT 100 2 1000 1 .25″
ANODIZED ALUMINUM POWER SPEED PPI PASSES DEPTH
RASTER ENGRAVING 30 100 500 1 .001″
VECTOR ENGRAVING 4 4 1000 1 .001″
CORK POWER SPEED PPI PASSES DEPTH
RASTER ENGRAVING 80 90 500 1 .01″
VECTOR ENGRAVING 4 4 500 1 .01″
VECTOR CUT 25 1.6 500 1 .060″
GLASS POWER SPEED PPI PASSES DEPTH
RASTER ENGRAVING 100 30 300 1 .001″
VECTOR ENGRAVING 10 7.9 300 1 .001″
LEATHER POWER SPEED PPI PASSES DEPTH
RASTER ENGRAVING 19 100 500 1 .001″
VECTOR ENGRAVING 3 4 500 1 .001″
VECTOR CUT 50 4.1 200 1 .1″
MARBLE POWER SPEED PPI PASSES DEPTH
RASTER ENGRAVING 100 82 500 1 .003″
VECTOR ENGRAVING 10 4 500 1 .003″
MATTE BOARD POWER SPEED PPI PASSES DEPTH
RASTER ENGRAVING 30 80 250 1 .005″
VECTOR ENGRAVING 10 4 250 1 .005″
VECTOR CUT 25 3.2 200 1 .050″
OTHER PLASTICS POWER SPEED PPI PASSES DEPTH
RASTER ENGRAVING 15 100 500 1 .001″
VECTOR CUT 25 1.2 500 1 .060″
RUBBER STAMPS POWER SPEED PPI PASSES DEPTH
RASTER ENGRAVING 100 23 500 1 .030″
PERFORATED VECTOR CUT 60 3.1 90 1 .040″
WOOD POWER SPEED PPI PASSES DEPTH
RASTER ENGRAVING 100 596 500 1 .020″
VECTOR ENGRAVING 80 10.1 500 1 .030″
VECTOR CUT 50 3.1 500 1 .125″