Material:  Composite
Method Used:  Cutting
Depth:  Through
Laser Type:  CO2
Focal Length Lens:  300mm
Power: 25% ~ 25 Watts
Frequency: 5 kHz
Speed: 25" per sec
Passes: 3
Cycle Time:
0.422 seconds

The samples were cut using the F100 CO2 marking system equipped with a 300 mm lens. 3 passes were used to make the cut rather than 1 slower pass, this was done to potentially reduce the amount of char and burning produced from the laser. The sections that are cut have been labeled 1-2 and 3-4. The numbers have been placed near to the edge that was cut by the laser.