Acrylic-lamp

Laser cutting
an acrylic lamp

Step by step guide

This acrylic lamp produces a fantastic light reflection. You can create this unique decoration with your Trotec laser cutter and tinker with the design, light and shade and even personalise the final product.


Preparation

Required material

  • 3 mm acrylic

Trotec laser used

  • Speedy 300
  • 60 watts
  • 2.0 inch lens

Tips

  • Use the 2.0" lens for an accurate cut
  • We used Evonik's "Radiant" plexiglas

Step by Step

Step 1: Laser cut your acrylic lamp

Used cutting parameters:

Blue: power: 100 %, speed 0.7 %, frequency 9000 Hz, Air Assist on
Red: power: 60 %, speed 1.0 %, frequency 9000 Hz, Air Assist on, z-offset 3 mm

First, you'll need to download the template file for this wonderful piece of furniture (you can get it here) and send it to the laser.

Then choose your favourite colour and starting cutting the acrylic that the lamp will be made out of. The parameters you use to cut will differ depending on your machine and the laser power you have available. To fit the socket of the light bulb, emboss the edge with cutting lines. This is an alternative to engraving the area, and thanks to defocusing, the laser beam is wider and the cutting lines overlap. This method allows you to achieve an engraving effect with cutting lines.


Step 2: Assemble your acrylic lamp

Assembling your acrylic lamp is easy. Just take a look at our simple assembling instructions.