laser cutting pencil box

Acrylic Penbox
Cut with a Laser

Arrange your pens in an acrylic pen box

First graders will love this colourful pen holder. We have worked with acrylic remnants in different colours, but you could also use alder or poplar plywood. This useful organizer will look good on any desk.


Preparation

Required material

  • 1/8" acrylic (a perfect way to use up leftover materials)

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 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: 8500Hz, Air Assist: On


Step 2: Assemble the penbox

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

For downloadable instructions click here: Assembly instructions for acrylic penbox.