Wood is commonly used materials for laser processing, it's easy to engraving and cutting.
A light color of wood like birch & maple can gasify by laser well, so as it's Suitable for engraving. The Woods has different characteristics, The hardwood is Density, it need high-Power of laser, so when you engraving the wood Materials, please Learn the characteristics early.
Engraving on plywood there's Not much different Between engraving the solid wood, Just a bit to note that the engraving depth is not too deep. The plywood edges will be as black as the wood after cutting.
The depth of cutting wood is generally not deep with laser cutting machine,less than 5mm usually, This is because the The laser power is small, But the slow speed of cutting will cause the burning of wood. Try to use large format laser lenses when cutting and using repeated cutting method
The wood engraving by CO2 laser engraving machine are marked with the traces of burning, It has a primitive art of beauty with the background color of the wood, The depth of color depends on the engraving speed and laser power.
Colored after engraving
Some woods is soft texture(like birch), You can not change the color. Sometimes if you want to put color on wood after finished engraving,you can paint with acroleic acid.
MDF board engraving
It is commonly used in the label on the back panel and Materials is high density, the yorklaser engraving machine can engraving on MDF board, Some MDF boards is specially designed for laser engraving, the pattern have Uniform color by laser engraving without Colored.
Here comes the solution for the small woode engraving & cutting. And the machines is for this purpose which is with the following working results photo: