Selecting the Correct Table
Akin to choosing the right lens, selecting the correct laser table is an equally important factor for achieving optimal results when processing acrylic. Depending on the size of your machine and application, there are many different tables you can choose from. We usually recommend the acrylic slat cutting table, or even the acrylic cutting grid table for most acrylic applications.
The acrylic slat cutting table will prevent 'kick-backs' while cutting, which is especially useful when cutting thick acrylic sheets (6mm or more), as well as for parts that are cut any larger than 100mm. Smaller parts might slide around or fall through the gaps of this table, so we don't recommend its use in these situations.
For those smaller parts (100mm or less) the acrylic cutting grid table, or the acrylic grid overlay on top of the vacuum are much more suitable. This is because the parts will always remain in a flat position, even after cutting. However, these configurations are only recommended for acrylic up to 8mm thick. For thicker acrylic, always use alternative cutting tables.
|Cutting Table ||Material Thickness ||Size of Parts |
|Acrylic Slat Cutting Table ||Acrylic sheets > 6mm thick ||Parts cut wider than 100mm |
|Acrylic Grid Cutting Table ||Acrylic sheets < 8mm thick ||Parts cut smaller than 100mm |