I got the Pro so I could have over sized material stick out the front while I cut pieces out of it. Home Depot sells Glowforge ready 20" x 32" x .092" sheets of acrylic. I am making embroidery floss holders for my sister. (Don’t tell her. It’s for Christmas)
So I cut a bottom part out of a full sheet and had to figure out how to most efficiently cut the next bottom part. Then I realized I could just push the sheet forward and let the rest of the sheet poke out the back while I cut the part out right next to the previous operation.
I am working on a power settings spreadsheet. It has thickness, power and speed. But I also have columns for Tabs and Slots. When I figure out how a material reacts to the laser kerf I document what sized tab fits in what sized slot. I work in metric and these are my setting for 5mm tabs in this material.
Home Depot .093" thick acrylic
Tab: 5.25 x 2.4 mm
Slot: 5 x 2.2 mm