Acrylic lamp, cut with a laser - how to and template
 
 
 

Acrylic Lamp, Cut with a Laser

The construction of the arylic lamp provides a marvelous light reflection. Create this unique decoration with your laser cutter and experiment with light and shade.

Required material:
3 mm acrylic

Suitable machines:
Speedy 100, Speedy 300, Speedy 400, Speedy 500

Used this Trotec laser:
Speedy 300, 60 watts, 2.0 inch lens

Tips:

  • Use the 2.0" lens for an accurate cut quality
  • We used Evonik's "Radiant" plexiglas.

 

Evonik Industries

Step 1 - Laser cut the acrylic lamp
Open the template file for this extraordinary piece of furniture and send it to the laser. Select your favourite colour and start cutting the acrylic. The laser parameters may vary, as they depend on the machine used and the available laser power.

Used cutting parameters:
Blue: power: 100 %, speed 0.7 %, frequency 9000 Hz, Air Assist on
Red: power: 60 %, speed 1.0 %, frequency 9000 Hz, Air Assist on, z-offset 3 mm

 
To fit in the socket of the light bulb, emboss the edge with cutting lines. This is an alternative to engraving the area. Thanks to the defocussing, the laser beam is wider and the cutting lines overlap. That's how the "engraving effect" can be done with cutting lines.
 
Step 2 - Assemble the acyrlic lamp
Assembling the acrylic lamp is easy. The assembling instruction helps.

Downloads  
PDF Template
JobControl parameters
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