I must say I really enjoy this forum!
I am just in the planning stage for my MPCNC build… I have just about everything nailed down for things I want to do with it but my knowledge comes up a bit short when it comes to laser applications.
I am wanting to engrave clear acrylic. Cutting would be nice but is not necessary and could be down with the router.
My question is will a laser diode have enough power to engrave clear acrylic. Say some thing in the 5000mw range? Or will I have to plan on a 40 - 60 watt CO2 laser tube.