Acrylic is a transparent thermoplastic homopolymer known more commonly by the trade name “plexiglass.” The material is similar to polycarbonate in that it is suitable for use as an impact resistant alternative to glass (particularly when the high impact strength of PC is not required). It is generally considered one of the clearest plastics on the market.
Acrylic in the modern era and in general is used for a variety of applications that typically take advantage of its natural transparency and the impact resistance of certain variants. Common uses include lenses, acrylic nails, paint, security barriers, medical devices, LCD screens, and furniture. Because of its clarity, it is also often used for windows, tanks, and enclosures around exhibits.
No matter where the acrylic is applied, we can see the traces of the laser machine. It can engrave and cut on acrylic materials. Different shapes, variety pattern, acrylic letters, even the big acrylic sheet LaserMen has different types of co2 laser machines, and at the same time , they can work on other non-metal and metal materials.
You will find a right machine from LaserMen for your work.
General Laser Processing Tips for Acrylic
1. Never leave your machine unattended when working with acrylic. Many materials are susceptible to igniting, but acrylic (in all its different forms) has been shown to be especially flammable when cut with the laser. As a general rule, you should never run your laser machine (using any material ) if you are not present.
2. Make sure to choose the right type of acrylic for your application. Remember, cast acrylic is better for engraving, while extruded acrylic is better suited for laser cutting.