I have been tasked with making some patches for my son’s organization. They want “soft” rubber instead of cloth. I searched around and found a suitable silicone rubber form Smooth-On. Now I need to make a mold. I was considering HDPE, because the release would be much easier than say MDF treated to seal the pores. The patch will be approx 3 in dia, and does have some small detail. The new laser I have would be great, if you could laser MDPE, but no, unless someone has a suggestion for other material.
So my question is what kind of settings speed and feed am I looking for? Most likely will use a 1/16 endmill. Depth of cut is 1 to 1.5 mm deep.
Any input is appreciated