I suppose not many folks would have carbon fiber “just laying around”…
Pulled this chunk of material out of the trash can LOL. I drew a silver dividing line through it. The top portion is raw 11oz 2x2 twill weave carbon. The lower portion below the silver line is the same material but it’s been saturated with water clear silicone rubber - another experiment for another day haha.
Anyway, interesting enough, both these holes were cut at the same settings and the raw carbon cut much more cleanly. The silicone made a lot of ash. Neither produced any noticeable smell when the lid was opened.
I cant think of any practical use for cutting raw carbon cloth on a laser because the nature of the material it just unravels and falls apart at cut edges anyway, and it’s faster to cut by hand…well, I use electric shears to save my forearms.