Cutting 1mm silicone

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#1

Hey guys,
Just wanted to check if the GF will cut and etch on 1mm silicone.
Gathering it will but just wanted to double check :slight_smile:

Thanks
Jason


#2

No problemo. Anything that works with any standard 40/45w laser will work just as well in a Glowforge.


#3

Cheers! Considering for a product we make. But we’d need to do 100pc of 40cmx10cm at a time.
So might be a bit time consuming…

When we could make a mould and spit them out in volumes. hmm…


#4

Rather than etch silicone, you might get cleaner results if you etch something like a Delrin sheet and make a negative for casting silicone in.


#5

Holy crap. For some reason I never thought of using the glowforge to make molds. This is genius.


#6

fancy, multi-part molds that can be taken apart easily!


#7

Ok now you have me thinking!! Casing silicone is something i hadn’t thought of before. Time to research!


#8

Just keep in mind that there’s “food grade” silicone, and “everything else” silicone. I’d hate to hear about anyone getting leeched toxins in their systems.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=casting+silicone