laser cutting pencil box

Acrylic Penbox
Cut with a Laser

Arrange your pens in an acrylic pen box

Can never find a pen when you need one? Make your own fun and colourful acrylic pen box to store all your stationary and keep your desk neat and tidy. This design is simple yet effective and will be a great feature of any desk. Not only have we worked with acrylic remnants in a variety of colours, we have also experimented in alder and poplar plywood, making this handy organiser suitable for any age.

Preparation

Required material

3 mm acrylic (a perfect way for using material remnants)
Acrylic can be purchased through the Trotec webshop.

Trotec laser used

  • Speedy 300
  • 60 watts
  • 2.5 inch lens

Tips:

  • Use the 2.5" lens
  • Use a cutting table. This will prevent beam reflections on the backside of the material.


Step by Step

Step 1: Cut the acrylic with the laser

Open the "acrylic-penbox" file (to download click here) and send it to the laser. You can start cutting the acrylic immediately. The laser parameters depend on the machine used and the available laser power; they may therefore vary.

Recommended cutting parameters (red):

Power: 100 %, speed 0.8 %, frequency 8500 Hz, Air Assist on


Step 2: Assemble the penbox

Once you have cut all parts you can assemble the penbox.