Acrylic-lamp

Acrylic Lamp
Cut with a Laser

Step by step guide

The acrylic lamp reflects light to create beautiful designs and patterns. You can make this unique decorative lamp with your Trotec laser cutter and experiment with light and shade patterns.


Preparation

Required material

3 mm acrylic
Acrylic can be purchased through the Trotec webshop.

Trotec laser used

  • 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

Step by Step

Step 1: Laser cut the acrylic lamp

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

Open the template file for this extraordinary design (to download click here) 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 being used and the available laser power.

To fit in the socket of the light bulb, emboss the edge with cutting lines. This is an alternative to engraving the area. By using the defocussing feature, the laser beam can be made wider forcing the cutting lines to overlap. This is how we can create the engraving effect using cutting lines.


Step 2: Assemble the acyrlic lamp

Assembling the acrylic lamp is easy. The assembling instruction helps.