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Laser cutting aluminium vs steel

21 Oct 2013

I like to have rough figures for how common things stack up against each other. I'm designing some laser cut pieces for a 3D printer I'm working on, and I have to choose between aluminium and carbon steel. the long and short of it is, when comparing 3mm aluminium to 2mm carbon steel; the aluminium weight half, costs twice as much and is marginally stiffer (~15% more resistant to deflection/bending).