Has anyone ever tried to engrave and cut on vinyl records. I saw this and was curious.
records are made of vinyl, which is very bad (for you and for the laser itself) to laser cut.
Vinyl records are made of polyvinylchloride, and it’s the chlorine in the polymer that makes it bad for you and the glowforge.
If you want to copy it, use a piercing saw and an engraving tool, or print on the surface.
Don’t cut records. you can make a fair replication using black acrylic, or a jig from which to cut an actual record using mechanical cutting methods (blades, routers, punches).
@kittski Thanks for sharing this visual reminder.
All - please notice the couple screw heads in the upper left area of this picture, it’s not the dirt that is a problem, it’s to corrosion cause by the chemical reaction of cutting PVC with a laser. Always know what you’re putting in your laser and if it’s safe to cut / etch or not.
Thank you all. I am new to glowforge so I think I will try to recreate the look of a vinyl record with black acrylic.
If you figure out the settings to recreate the look of grooves you’ll be the hero of many people here.
Thanks for the great picture. I just printed an 8 1/2 X 11 color copy to go on the wall above the Glowforge I am installing in a classroom.
Very good idea!