Cutting techniques on acrylic best serve rigid bends (e.g., boxes) or situations where the bending radius does not change often. Putting a constant load on the cutting pattern, like a book, can cause the webs to break.
When processing acrylic, pay attention to the following points:
- For the bendable cuts, use a lens that is 2" or more. Since the acrylic melts, if the lens has too small a focal length, the cut area could immediately fuse back together.
- We suggest that you use a cutting distance that is roughly 1 to 1.5 mm. If the material still melts even though you have the correct lens, move the cut lines further from each other. However, if you put them too far apart, the bend's flexibility will go down.