Would you cut foam?


Hello! I’m interested in cutting styrofoam. I took a tour and learned that you have a small entry for “foam” in the laser handbook but also that most foams are not allowed to be cut due to hazardous fumes or danger of fire.

Would it be at all possible to cut styrofoam or maybe foamular on any of the laser machines at Dallas Makerspace?

I’d prefer to cut styrofoam with the laser since other methods either make a mess, are not accurate enough, or are difficult to achieve with out specially made tools. (Like a CNC hotwire cutter.)


Maybe a Shapeoko can do better?


Read this other post. It seems to answer your question.


Thanks a lot! I guess I’ll have to join DMS now… XD