Happy Tuesday! I’ve been thinking about this for a while and have decided that it’s time to put together a more complete list of materials that your average hobby CNC user might reasonably come to use in their journey of using their CNC machine.
I think this would be advantageous towards not only exposing beginner CNCers to the wide range of materials that an average hobby CNC can work with, but could also potentially turn into a list of places to buy these materials, approaches on how to cut them, and suggestions on conservative feeds and speeds.
So to kick this all off, I’ve put together my initial list of relevant materials. If you think there are materials which should be added (common materials that I’ve missed) or removed (I’ve added materials that are too rare) then voice your opinions below. I’d love to hear what you guys would have to say on all of this and it will ultimately ensure that I can continue to develop resources that will be beneficial towards our ever-growing community
Also, please share any other material-based knowledge that you think could be relevant! (places to purchase, advice / techniques, feeds & speeds, etc.)
|Foams||EPS insulation board|
|High Density EVA|
|Medium Density Modelling Board|
|High Density Urathane|
|Manufactured woods||Baltic birch ply|
|1045 Carbon Steel|
|303 Stainless Steel|
|FR-4 (circuit board)|