OSB (Oriented Strand Board)
Technical description: Oriented Strand Board
Density: 6 g/cm3
Useful to know
OSB is a wood-based product that was originally developed for use in buildings and suchlike. However, it is also useful for creative furniture and interior design projects.
OSB is made from a mixture of glue and wood chips, which is compressed under pressure and heat.
Vector and raster engraving
The material can be vector engraved. The vector-engraved area on the material has a darker tone.
Avoiding burn marks
A protective film on top and /or bottom can be added when ordering to avoid the worst soot and burn marks from the laser.
Top – A darkening of the wood will appear along the score lines. This can be avoided by applying a film before cutting. The protective film can be added when you place your order.
Edges – The edges look brownish and can rub off. Excess soot can be wiped away with a damp cloth, but the edges will still remain dark afterwards. Sanding can remove the dark edges completely. Remember, the thicker the OBS, the darker the edges.
Bottom – There will be some discoloration on the bottom after the cutting process. Usually it is a honeycomb pattern, depending on the material on which it has been cut. You can opt to add a protective film to your order, which will provide protection from most of this.