Acrylic is a favorite for most laser engraving enthusiasts thanks to its numerous benefits. The laser machine can cut smooth, polished edges, and can also engrave a bright matte white effect. It is affordable and has a high-end appeal. Last but not least, acrylic can be used to make a variety of products, including but not limited to signs, key holders, and awards.
Types of Acrylic:
- Cast Acrylic
- Extruded Acrylic
How Thick Can Monport Laser Cut Acrylic?
It depends on the wattage of your laser engraving machine. Using the Monport laser machine, you can laser cut acrylic with the most common thickness and obtain considerable acrylic engraving depth! Generally speaking, an 80 watt CO2 laser can perform clean laser cutting through 20mm acrylic at a time.
Tips and Tricks:
- Do not blow when cutting
Many people have the problem of whitening the cut surface when cutting acrylic. This is because he uses air blowing when cutting, so if you want to cut a smooth effect, please turn off the air blowing. At the same time, please remind everyone. When cutting acrylic without blowing air, please be guarded by the side. Because there is no flame retardant of strong blowing, the material is easy to catch fire during the cutting process. If you find a fire, please turn off the machine in time.
- Overhead cutting
When cutting acrylic, if we want to avoid the problem of edge melting caused by the reflection of the honeycomb panel, we can solve it by overhead cutting.
Applications of Laser Cutting & Engraving Acrylic:
- Display Fixtures
- Desk Accessories
- Business Card