Polymer Identification by Burnination
A very helpful video found on the web. Its demonstrates how to identify materials before you laser cut or engrave them. A must watch video, Polymer Identification by Burnination.
Many thanks to Zach “lowa” Hoeken for making this video
Good & Bad Materials
Another good reference of materials NOT to cut can be found at the atxhackerspace.org They also list materials that can be cut. Its a good read please take the time to go have a look.
NEVER EVER USE
PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) /vinyl/pleather/artifical leaher as these give off PURE CHORINE GAS when lasered.
ABS as it gives off CYANIDE gas
Make sure you read the article linked above