Laser Cutting Acrylic
At RazorLAB, we specialize in laser cutting acrylic and other materials. Our state-of-the-art equipment and experienced technicians ensure that your project is completed with precision and speed. Contact us today to learn more about our services.
Acrylic is a thermoplastic material that is often used in place of glass. It is made from a polymer of acrylic acid and is available in a wide range of colors, thicknesses, and finishes. Acrylic is a strong and durable material that is resistant to chemicals and weathering. It is also relatively inexpensive, making it a popular choice for a variety of applications.
Acrylic has the following specifications that make it suitable for laser cutting:
- High melting point: Acrylic has a high melting point of 200°C (392°F), which allows it to be cut with a laser without disintegrating.
- Low thermal conductivity: Acrylic has a low thermal conductivity, which means that heat does not travel through the material quickly. This helps to prevent the acrylic from warping or cracking during the laser cutting process.
- Smooth surface finish: Acrylic has a smooth surface finish, which allows for clean and precise cuts.
- Versatile material: Acrylic is a versatile material that can be used in a wide range of applications. This makes it a popular choice for laser cutting, as it can be used to create a variety of custom pieces.
Acrylic laser cutting benefits
Here are some of the benefits of laser cutting acrylic:
- Precision: Laser cutting can create very precise cuts in acrylic, with tolerances as close as 0.025mm (0.001 inches).
- Efficiency: Laser cutting is a very efficient way to cut acrylic, and it can produce parts in a fraction of the time it takes to use other methods.
- Versatility: Laser cutting can be used to create a wide variety of shapes and designs in acrylic, making it a versatile material for a variety of applications.
- Durability: Laser cutting does not weaken acrylic, so the parts that are created are durable and long-lasting.
- Aesthetics: Laser cutting can create smooth, clean cuts in acrylic, which can enhance the appearance of the final product.
Here are some of the applications of laser cut acrylic:
- Signs and displays
- Awards and trophies
- Jewelry and ornaments
- Furniture and fixtures
- Architectural components
Laser cutting acrylic is a versatile and efficient way to create custom pieces from this popular material. The benefits of laser cutting acrylic include precision, efficiency, versatility, durability, aesthetics, and a wide range of applications.