We’ve decided to run an ongoing poll in regards to materials. We get quite a few suggestions on materials but we also know there are a lot more out there that people are interested in seeing. So if you have a moment vote below for your choice of the next material we should add to the catalog.
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[…] With the vote on for what material should be added to Ponoko next I went on a little hunt to see what other materials out there can be laser cut. According to an article at optics.org Cheese has been a popular material with the researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison. […]
Cardboard isn’t really important because if you want to make something out of cardboard you can just cut it yourself with an xacto knife or scissors. It’s the stuff you can’t cut and/or make yourself that needs to be laser cut.
There is definitely a need for some kind of metal to be offered. I work mostly in Sterling, but since the market prices keep rising, the obvious choice I opt for is Stainless Steel. Down the road it would also be nice if you offered more color choices in the Acrylics….oh say, purple, pink and a lighter shade of blue.
Definitely a range of sustainable materials (have all the materials sustainable if that’s possible), some kind of materials that can be bent easily, metals (possibly reclaimed), leather and cardboard. The greater the range of materials the more possibilities there are and the more I’ll order.