What are the advantages of laser cutting of acrylic (Plexiglas®)?
- Crystal-clear, smooth cut edges in a single operation (no flame polishing necessary) – even in inner contours
- No need to clamp and fix of acrylic sheets
- Less breakage and waste through contactless laser cutting
- No acrylic chips – less contamination and reduced costs
- Practically radius-free cutting of inner contours in almost all acrylic glass
- Acrylic processing with protective film possible – no damage to the material
- No tool wear and thus, a constant high cutting quality
What added value have eurolaser cutter in acrylic processing?
Material information for laser cutting and engraving of acrylic:
Acrylic or polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) is a synthetic, glass look thermoplastic material which is thermoformable. This plastic is ideal for cutting and engraving with CO2 lasers. Most applications are the advertising industry as well as signage and labeling sector. The laser systems of eurolaser can process clear, colored, structured, mirrored and silicate-coated PMMA or Plexiglas®. It can be operated both extruded (XT) or cast (GS) PMMA with the laser. When using cast acrylic, you can achieve optimum cut edges and high-contrast engravings. In the contrary, extruded PMMA has less thickness tolerances and is usually cheaper in purchasing. The emerging PMMA vapors during the laser process are easily exhausted and filtered, if requested.
eurolaser customers from acrylic processing:
Established in 1969 and based in Bahrain, Awal Plastics is one of the largest signage manufacturers in the Middle East. They design, fabricate, install and maintain all types of signage.
Application examples of the eurolaser CO2 laser systems:
In our example we show the the crystal clear cut edges without post-processing by laser and the parallel use of the routing tool on the same system.
Breathtaking designs and lighting effects for product presentations or interior design can be achieved by engraving acrylic glass.
Different colours, properties and applications make acrylic a versatile material that can be completely processed with our systems.
Other applications for acrylic processing
We have tested the following materials for their laser cutting ability:
Acrylic is known under the following material terms:
Polymethyl methacrylate, PMMA, acrylic glass, CRYLUX™, CRYLON®, Perspex®, Plexiglas®, Altuglas®, Acrylite®, Setapan®, setacryl®, Lucryl®, Deglas®, Friacryl®, Hesa-Glas®, Limacryl®, Resarit®, Satin Glass®, Setasand®, Setaletter®, Plexiglas® resist
We will gladly advise you about cutting and engraving of acrylic or Plexiglas® to our laser systems and special options for PMMA processing.
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