Has anyone tried cutting cloth with a diode laser like the NEJE ones? I have a K40 I'll be experimenting with today but wondered about the lower powered diode units. I'm especially curious about cotton, wool and felt.
I've checked you tube but haven't seen anything on using a diode laser for cloth cutting.
I tried cotton and felt with my K40 today. The felt did better than the cotton but I think they'll both work if I add air assist to my machine.
Would still like to know about using a diode laser. If those work I might get one so SWMBO can use it and not tie up mine.
I just tried it on a piece of white cotton.
The white of course reflects too much and will not burn.
Tried to use a black marker but it would still not burn.
Tried a piece of the plastic film used for laser cutting metal.
While that received the burn by way of melting it, it did nothing to the underlying cotton.