Within Lightburn there is an area that material databases can be imported.
A profile is a single set of settings for one particular material e.g. MDF.
A database is a list of material profiles that can be exported and imported if wanted to be used on other computers.
Import material database
To import a material database you will need to have your Lightburn software open as well as a database file with an extension of .CLB
To download the mark 1 material database please click here.
Once downloaded, follow the steps below:
1. Open Lightburn and open the library tab on the bottom right side
This is the default location, however, you can close or move the window. If this window is missing go to the top left corner and select Window>Reset to Default Layout
2. Click on load and navigate to Library then open it
This will populate the settings on the left side of the library window
Creating a material profile
To create or add a material profile to the list you will first need to fine-tune the settings for the material you are working with. Once you have created the layer with the desired settings, follow the settings below:
1. Select the cut layer you want to create the profile from then click Create New From Layer
This will show a menu with some options for the profile, fill in the settings based on the material you are using
This will create a single option inside your materials set of settings. If you want other options for different thicknesses, adjust the settings for the layer as needed then "Create New From Layer" again and select the desired thickness.
If the thickness has a lot of small amount of variation, I would recommend setting the thickness to "No Thickness" and manually set it every time.
The end result looks something like this: