Laser engraving blue foam insulation?

Can blue foam insulation be engraved, engraved safely?

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That’s a bit vague, you’ll have to find an MSDS for the specific product you have in mind to know.

MSDS = Material Safety Data Sheet. Among other information it will list the combustion by-products.
Anything with chlorine in it is to be avoided.
The MSDS can usually be found at the manufacturers website.

Its a common material used in diorama creation. its a dense styrofoam. Was just looking to see if there is anyone who has experience with it.

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What is important to determine is if it is safe. Lasering the wrong material will destroy your machine and your health.

Is blue foam toxic?

Pink/ Blue foam is actually EXTRUDED Polystyrene. This is a closed-cell extruded form of polystyrene that is commonly known by the trade name of “Styrofoam”. … WARNING – styrofoam and all other extruded polystyrene sheets are capable of giving off toxic fumes when heated.Nov 29, 2010

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It’s called an SDS now so looking in a manufacturer’s website for the MSDS might result in a false negative. Worth looking for both terms.


This is packed with great information!


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