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Laser Cutter Prohibited Materials List

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 or treated 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