Lasers are versatile tools that can be used for a host of applications – from costly alloys to more traditional materials. But like any process, laser cutting is not without its weaknesses, despite all of the strengths and advantages it offers. A proper understanding of both the strengths and limitations of laser cutting is critical for determining whether or not a laser is the best tool for your cutting needs.
While there is a wide range of materials you are capable of printing on, some are unsuitable to use, others downright dangerous. Because of their chemical make-up, certain types of materials should not be engraved or cut with a laser.