Laser Cut Acrylic

Acrylic Laser Cutters (Plexiglas, Perspex and PMMA)

acrylic laser cutting

Acrylic (PMMA) is the best choice of material for laser processing, especially for applications like illuminated advertisements and signs. There is never any need for post-processing, and the laser always leaves you with a smooth, shiny edge. Even acrylic panels, with a thickness of up to 25mm, can be cut with ease.

Acrylic can also be effectively engraved, giving you a beautiful matte finish when processed with the CO2 laser. You can also achieve a colour-change effect when using a Fiber laser.

Suitable Materials for Laser Cutting & Engraving:

  • Plexiglas®
  • Altuglas®
  • Acrylite®
  • TroGlass®
  • Madre Perla®
  • Plazit®
  • Perspex®
  • Quinn®
  • Oroglas®
  • Plaskolite®

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Application Examples for Laser Acrylic Cutting

The laser beam is the universally recognised ‘tool’ for acrylic processing, regardless of the intended shape, thickness or purpose. The plastic and advertising industries have a lot to gain from laser technology.

  • Advertising Technology
  • Digital Printing
  • Shop & Exhibition Stand Construction
  • Architectural Model Construction
  • Displays
  • POS Materials
  • Letters
  • Indoor / Outdoor Acrylic Signs
  • Acrylic Trophies
laser engraved plexiglass

“Why should I buy an acrylic cutting laser?”

When using a Trotec laser machine, your results will be undeniably perfect every single time. You can achieve flame-polished edges without any post-processing. Due to the cost-effectiveness of our laser machines, acrylic laser processing can be up to 88% cheaper than conventional methods – like milling cutting.

Function & Advantages of Laser Technology

No Post-Processing

  • There is no need to waste time polishing or sanding the edges

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Our lasers have a perfect axis-drive, and their intelligent air flow ensure optimal cutting results every time

Fast Cuts

  • Laser cutting is 2-3 times faster than using a milling cuter, depending on the power output

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Our machines use carefully designed, sophisticated beam paths and path planning when completing jobs

Non-Contact Processing

  • There is no need to fix your materials to the laser bed, unlike milling cutters
  • Material will not warp or damage during production

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Our multifunctional table concept means handling your material is safe and easy

Fine Tools

  • Very small shapes and radiuses can be cut to the tenth of a millimetre

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Ideal optics and optimal beam performance

No Tool Wear

  • The laser beam will not wear over time due to strenuous material processing
  • There are no costs for replacing old tools, like milling cutters

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources have a particularly long service life

No Shavings

  • The dust and debris produced by the processed acrylic is evaporated by the laser. This means that you’ll never have to worry about shavings, mess and possible damage to your materials

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Our Atmos® exhaust systems filter and remove all resulting gases, dusts and debris

Characteristic & Productive Engravings

  • Engraving Acrylic produces a high-quality, decorative matting effect
  • ‘Cleaning’ is quickly made redundant with laser technology
  • The acrylic laser engraving job is completed within seconds

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Speedy series: The fastest laser engravers available on the market, with a maximum engraving speed of 3.55m/sec and an acceleration of 5g.

Cast PMMA – Cut Without Burrs

  • There is no need to deburr with laser technology, saving you lots of time

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • The optimal beam performance creates a perfect cut every time

Simple, Digital Manufacturing

  • Designs can be created in your preferred graphics program and sent to the machine via the ‘print’ command

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: Simple, efficient, intuitive
"Trotec delivered a product that has exceeded our expectations and we look forward to upgrading to an even bigger machine in the future. The JobControl Software is great because it is so easy to use."
- Scott Owen - Design & Manufacture at Virides -
"I decided to purchase a Trotec Laser because I realised the array of features in software, quality of mechanics, speed, interchangeable tables that are directly ducted vacuum and vision system. I could achieve the highest of quality of work combined with a large scope of applications. "
- Justin Regan - Custom Trophies -

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