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Ortur Laser – Do NOT Do This (Cutting Vinyl)!

In this episode, we will be talk about something you likely should not do! What is this you ask? That is cutting vinyl with your laser! Why you ask, the burning of vinyl can release Chorine gas which is BAD in fact very bad! However I have received a lot of questions about this material so because I have a sealed system with a substantial air evacuation system I decided to give it a go and even for being sheet goods (i.e. very thin) it still did off-gas quite a bit.

Also be sure to check our Ortur Laser Resource Page: diy3dtech.com/ortur-laser-resource-page/

Our Preferred 450nm laser safety glasses: diy3dtech.com/Professional_Violet_Blue_Laser_Safety_Glasses

Diode Laser Lens:
Must have G8 replacement lens: diy3dtech.com/G8-Laser-Lens
Handy lens for thing stock: diy3dtech.com/G2-Laser-Lens

3D Printable Ortur Large Format Laser Upgrade Parts:
-Leg Retainers: www.thingiverse.com/thing:4487570
-Cable Management: www.thingiverse.com/thing:4488811
-Laser Focus Knob: www.thingiverse.com/thing:4487510
-Laser Air Assist: www.thingiverse.com/thing:4575561

Other useful parts:
-9mm x 0.5mm lens barrel tap: amzn.to/3ld5CpA
-Slicone tubing for air assist: amzn.to/2Qd8xAh
-Small Air Compressor: amzn.to/3iZ5nfU

SVG Grid: diy3dtech.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Ortur_Grid_02.zip

Ventilation Components:
-4 Inch Desktop Hood: amzn.to/3eETmcI
-4 Inch x 25 Foot Hose: amzn.to/2OyhXp1
-4 Inch Blast Gate: amzn.to/3eDxjDh
-4 Inch In-Line DC Fan: amzn.to/2CkUuFp
-4 Inch Adjustable Clamps: amzn.to/397sjWv

Preferred Control Software (LightBurn): lightburnsoftware.com/

Also if you want to learn more about laser safety, we have linked a PDF form Laser Vision which we recommend as well as their products too: diy3dtech.com/guide-to-laser-safety-glasses/

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