Hey all. I’m having trouble finding safe materials in Canada. Proofgrade can’t be shipped here yet, our Amazon selection sucks, and I can’t find any hobby store locally that specifically caters to laser cutting. The only stuff I can find locally is questionable, and I really don’t know what can be cut safely. I can’t find any guide on here for materials, just individual posts here and there.
Is there any laser cutting resource that lists laser-able materials?
Are there any US companies that will ship to Canada without doubling/tripling costs for the shipping?
Any advice on finding materials at woodworking stores, hardware stores, etc?
There’s one plastics store in my area, and they have a few different kinds of materials that MIGHT work but despite spending hours on google, I can’t find any definitive answers:
- Acrylic with plastic wrapping. Do I have to remove the plastic? Is there any masking paper I can apply to get similar results to proofgrade?
- ABS - I seriously can’t figure out if this would work or not, because there’s so much conflicting information.
- Polypropylene - Also has conflicting information everywhere.
- Low Density Polyethylene
I am also looking for plywood and hardwood, but I can’t find anything with information on what glues are used or anything like that. I have no idea where I can find that information, or where I could even buy various woods and plywoods in sheet form.