The following items may not be used in the Collaboratory laser cutter. This list is not exhaustive and approval of any materials is at the staff's discretion. View our policy.

  • ABS
  • Bonded leather
  • Chlorinated plastics (PVC, vinyl, pleather, Sintra, Kydex, etc...)
  • Coated Canvas
  • Coated carbon fiber
  • Epoxy
  • Fiberglass
  • Foamcore
  • Foodstuffs
  • Galvanized metal
  • MDF
  • Mirrored surfaces
  • Plywood
  • Polycarbonate / Lexan
  • Polyethylene (milk bottle plastic)
  • Polypropylene foam
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Pressure treated wood
  • Pyrex or other thermal resistant glass