First post here - I have checked to see if I could find the info I need in another post and couldn’t find it so hope I’m not duplicating.
I’m an artist who hand-cuts MDF (between 8-12mm thickness) to make small art pieces (I also do larger pieces with a jigsaw). (You can see some of my smaller wood stuff here)
Whilst I love hand-cutting on my scroll-saw, I’ve recently received some commissions for multiple repeats of products that will simply be too time consuming to make on the scroll saw so I wanted to investigate whether it is worth me investing in a laser cutter.
Here are my total newbie questions:
- Is laser cutting a good solution for cutting small MDF pieces (average around 8-20cm)
- How long does it take to cut a small piece of around 15 x 5 cm?
- What would be a model you’d recommend for this? (Size is important as my studio is tiny. For info I work off an imac and use Adboe CC)
- If it isn’t worth me purchasing my own, is it possible to get somebody to cut a bulk of my designs for me?
I think that’s all for now. Any responses would be very much appreciated.
All the best