I always seem to spend better than half of my time on a Laser Cutter just getting the power and speed dialed in correctly for the material I’m about to cut.
I’d love to see the big red wall by the laser cutters used as a “sample wall” where a small (3"x3") sample of various laser cut materials are displayed along with the setting used to cut/etch/destroy them.
It would be excellent to see various types of plywood, hardwood, acrylic, balsa, basswood, cardboard, posterboard, paper, and whatever else people have managed to cut or etch to give me an idea of what cuts well on which machine and at what setting.
I think it would also be awesome to have samples of stuff that IS NOT supposed to be cut on the laser cutters, so there’s a real life, visual example showing the exact stuff that you THOUGHT was OK really isn’t.
Maybe to get started, there could be a box by the laser cutters for people to put a sample piece of whatever material they’re cutting, along with the settings used to cut it and the name of the laser machine that was used. I’m sure someone could figure out how to organize and display it all in a creative way.