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Materials that can and cannot be laser-cut [https://www.pololu.com/docs/0J24/3]
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The model of the Laser Engraving Machine located in Hackerspace.gr (Ampatiellou 11, 11144, Athens) is HQ-3020B. It is capable of cutting, engraving, and marking a number of different materials quickly and accurately when driven from CAD software such as CorelDraw and Inkscape.
Materials that can and cannot be laser-cut 
|Material||Thickness (mm)||Operation||Power||Feed (mm/s)|
|Flexoid Oil Resistant Jointing sheet||0.5||Cut||17||10|
|Flexoid Oil Resistant Jointing sheet||0.7||Cut||20||10|
How to use it:
> Inkscape 
> K40 Whisperer 
> Open Inkscape
> Draw your design with lines
> Make colors in RGB (RED to engrave, BLUE to cut)
> Select correct Document Properties:
- UNITS must be all in MM
- RESIZE page to content
> Save as .svg file.
> Connect computer and machine with USB cable
> Switch on the machine:
- Switch power on
- Switch light on
- Plug-in air - compressor
In K40 Whisperer:
( > Open K40 Whisperer )
> Initialize laser-cutter
> Open design file
> Adjust starting point and speed in K40 Whisperer
On the machine:
> Place your material inside (it must be no bigger than A4)
> Adjust power on machine
> Make test
> First engrave (BLUE) and then (CUT) by clicking "Vector Engrave" and "Vector Cut" in "K40 Whisperer".
Make sure temperature does not exceed 30 °C
> Switch off machine
> Clean up gently with vacuum cleaner
> boxes.py 
> obrary 
This text contains information copied or inspired from http://atxhackerspace.org .