Laser Cut Acrylic

Acrylic laser cutter for PLEXIGLAS®, TroGlass, Perspex and PMMA

Suitable materials for laser cutting and engraving

Acrylic (PMMA) is ideal for laser processing projects such as illuminated advertisements, acrylic signs, point of sales displays and more. Without any additional post-processing, the laser cuts made by the acrylic cutting machine will result in shiny, flame polished edges. Panels up to 1" thick can be cut efficiently and cost-effectively. Acrylic can be engraved to create a matte finish with the CO2 laser, or marked to create a color change with the fiber laser. Trotec's acrylic laser cutters can cut through cast and extruded acrylic with no problem. 

Suitable materials for laser cutting and engraving

  • Altuglas®
  • TroGlass
  • Madre Perla®
  • Plazit®
  • Perspex®
  • Quinn®
  • Oroglas®
  • Plaskolite®
Laser applications for acrylic

Acrylic Laser Cutting

For Advertising Technology, Signs, Displays and much more

Laser Cut Acrylic Box

We are laser cutting our new TroGlass Gloss "Glass Look" Acrylic material on our Speedy 400 laser cutting machine to make a Glass-looking Flower Box.

When you laser cut glass the edge is often rough, but with our new TroGlass acrylic you can easily laser cut acrylic to have a smooth flame-polished edge and glue the pieces together to make amazing 3D objects!

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Application examples of laser cut acrylic


The laser cutting machine is the universal "tool" for acrylic processing regardless of the shape and material thicknesses. The advantages of perspex laser cutting with our machines are undisputed in the plastics and advertising technology sector. You can not only cut acrylic signs with our lasers but can also easily laser cut acrylic panels. 

  • Advertising technology
  • Digital printing
  • Shop and exhibition stand construction
  • Architectural model construction
  • Displays
  • POS materials
  • Letters
  • Outdoor and indoor signs
  • Acrylic trophies
laser engraved plexiglass

Why should I buy an acrylic laser cutter?

Flame-polished cutting edges without additional post-processing of materials: Due to significantly lower processing costs, acrylic processing is up to 88% less expensive with an acrylic cutting machine than processing with a milling cutter (processing time for tensioning and post-processing of the material, tools).

"The SP3000 is our latest acquisition, it has certainly given us a big advantage in the industry with respect to cutting acrylics and not polishing the edges in post production. There are certain materials you can only cut with the laser, and we are taking full advantage of that. One of the niceties I'm finding with the laser is that I can take jobs on and off the laser, package it and send it to the client. The clean-up is extremely minimal, in the world of a high-speed and high-pace production environment. Anyone that's touched a traditional XY cutter such as a router or a knife-cutter knows that there's always some form of clean-up or inspection that needs to be done afterwards. "
- Gerald Maister - Global Imaginc Inc. -

Function and advantages of laser technology

Flame-polished cutting edges without additional post-processing

  • Time and cost-intensive manual polishing of the matte cutting edge is eliminated

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Precise axis drives and intelligent air flow ensure optimal cutting results

Faster cuts

  • Compared to milling cutters, an acrylic laser cutter is 2-3 times faster depending on the power output used

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Carefully designed beam paths and sophisticated path planning

Non-contact processing

  • No time-consuming fixating of materials in comparison to milling cutters
  • No warping of the material

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Multifunctional table concept for easy handling

Fine tools

  • Small shapes and radiuses can be cut to a tenth of a millimeter

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Ideal optics and beam performance

No tool wear

  • No wear of the laser beam from the material processing
  • No costs for new tools unlike milling cutters

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources with a particularly long service life

No shavings

  • The acrylic is explosively evaporated by the laser. No shavings are produced unlike other technologies.

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • The resulting gases are efficiently removed and filtered out by the Trotec exhaust systems.

Characteristic and productive engravings

  • Engraving produces a high-quality matting effect on the surface, which acts as a decorative element
  • There is no need for time-consuming "cleaning." Unlike standard milling cutters, the laser engraving is achieved within seconds

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Speedy series: The fastest laser engravers available on the market with a maximum engraving speed of 4.2 m/sec and an acceleration of 5g.

Cast PMMA is cut without burrs

  • The need for time-consuming deburring is eliminated

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Optimal beam performance and high-quality optical components create perfect laser cuts

Simple digital manufacturing

  • Designs are created in your usual graphics program and sent to the printer via the printer command

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive. Work efficiently.

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