Category Archives: laser cutting materials

Make Some Noise For Larger Hardwood Materials

You’ll Love The Expanded Selection Of Maple, Oak And Walnut Just Added To The USA Catalog

When we introduced
hardwoods to the USA catalog back in
August 2018, we got great feedback. You loved them! Having the P1 size was a great
place to start for smaller products such as electronics
project boxes and jewelry, but not
having any larger dimensions was a bit of a bummer and cramped some of that
making style for grand designs.

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Make Sophisticated Laser Cut Parts

Introducing Matte White Acrylic To The NZ Catalog

Acrylic is the most popular material for laser cutting for a reason—make that several! It’s super versatile; you can design anything from electronics enclosures and robots to jewelry and wedding decorations. Plus, it’s affordable, so you can keep costs low and, if you’re creating a product to sell, this means a higher profit margin.

And while we love the sleek, shiny acrylic, there’s
something really special about matte acrylic,

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Introducing The New Neutrals: Ivory And Black Matboard + EVA Foam

The Latest Additions To The USA Catalog Harmonize Form And Function

“Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony.” While the Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder duet was talking about the piano keyboard and race relations, our choice of materials to debut this month in the USA catalog isn’t quite that deep. We just like the simplicity of an achromatic color palette. These neutral colors are universal, classic, strong and powerful—all attributes that help create successful products.

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Functional, Fantastic Foam

See What You Can Make With Polyurethane Foam, The Latest Addition To The NZ Catalog

Foam is foam, right? Whoa, cowboy. Not so fast. By definition, foam is a soft and flexible material used for packaging, insulation or acoustic applications. But there are different densities, thicknesses and amount of “squishiness” that can make one particular foam more desirable than another. We introduced EVA foam back in July 2018, and now Polyurethane Foam has just been added to the NZ materials catalog to give you even more options for your next laser cutter project.

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Nine Product Ideas You Can Make With Three New Materials

USA Catalog Expands With New Two-Color Acrylic, Vulcanized Fiber And Wool Felt Options

When introducing new materials to the USA catalog each month, we typically offer one kind of material (such as colored plywood, recycled acrylic or ripstop nylon) in multiple colors. But this month, we’re totally mixing it up.

Introducing new two-color acrylic, vulcanized
fiber and wool felt.

Design Inspiration: What You Can Make With Two-Color Acrylic, Vulcanized Fiber And Wool Felt

To see how these three new materials stack up,

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Gaboon Marine Plywood Debuts In NZ Catalog

See The Electronics Projects And Signage You Can Make With This New Material

With its natural beauty and great physical properties for laser cutting, wood is the second most used material for good reason. While bamboo, MDF and hardwoods are ideal for many laser cutter projects, you’ve been requesting an additional plywood to be added to the NZ materials catalog. Ask and you shall receive!

Gaboon Marine Plywood is now available.
This 6mm plywood is marine bonded,

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Nine Nifty Products You Can Make With Colored Plywood

The USA Catalog Expands With Blue, Coral Pink And Plum Colored Plywood

Traditionally, when laser cutting wood, the only color options were the natural tones associated with each wood variety. If you wanted something else, hand finishing was required—until now. With the introduction of blue, coral pink and plum colored plywood to the USA materials catalog lineup, there’s a whole new world of product possibilities that you can either sell for profit or use to build your brand.

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Crushin’ On Copper

New Brushed Copper On Black Acrylic Makes Its Debut
In NZ Catalog

From red carpets and magazine spreads to home interiors and oh-so-likeable Instagram posts, copper has been the it color for the last several seasons. You’ll see it being integrated into wedding decorations, signage at boutique hotels and trendy bars and restaurants, jewelry being sold on Etsy—and much, much more.

Now you can bring the copper trend to your latest laser
cutter projects with the debut of brushed copper on black acrylic in the NZ catalog.

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Up Your Card Game With New Designer Cardstock Papers

The USA Catalog Expands With Green And Silver Cardstock

Want to up your card game? Not Texas Hold ’Em. You’re on your own for that. But if you want to create custom laser cut greeting cards, envelopes, invitations and other stationery products that will have customers coming back for more, these two new designer cardstock papers just added to the USA catalog are sure-fire winners.

Why laser cut paper when you could do it by hand?

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All That Glitters Is Gold

Gold Cardstock Paper Just Added To The NZ Catalog

After the California Gold Rush in 1849 and the Victoria Gold Rush in 1851, prospectors came to New Zealand looking for their fortunes in the Central Otago Gold Rush in 1861 and the West Coast Gold Rush in 1864. While panning for gold is only remembered today in history books, people’s attraction to shiny surfaces hasn’t waned in the slightest—even when it comes to a simple material such as cardstock.

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