I work with textiles and bought myself some kimono in bulk. Usually they are all silk. But not this time. One of them is polyester. It’s beautiful and I was thinking I could make my first project on my Glowforge (been sitting in the workshop for a few months) with this otherwise unusable fabric.
I found an instructable that details designing laser cuts for garments but it also says that polyester may be toxic to cut. Lots of searching hasn’t turned up anything that is helping me to decide if this is safe.
Does anybody know, is polyester fabric safe to laser cut?
I don’t have a tag or anything from the garment (they don’t put those into kimono) but a quick burn test melted the corner into a little plastic-y bead, which tells me it’s a synthetic, and I’d call it polyester.