Introduction: Silicon Wafer Gas Containment Chamber for Your Laser Cutter

Don't Damage that Laser!

Build a chamber to etch or cut materials that may damage the optics in a laser cutter or produce poisonous gases.

Materials needed:

Silicon wafer
Silicone sealant
Metal cookie tin or similar container with lid 

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extroidn8 made it! (author)2010-11-18

Here's a little cold water :/ if your going to try this you might want to make sure that this is not an n-type wafer which quite a few are processed with arsenic , which heating the wafer will cause it to release wonderful toxic gases too

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T3h_Muffinator made it! (author)2010-11-17

Awesome idea!

I'm curious - surely you're dissipating /some/ of the optical energy in the wafer. Is it significant?

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RobHopeless made it! (author)2010-11-14

Very cool as always Jeri. Now I just need a laser cutter...

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