Laser Cutting Plastics

Everything you need to know about laser cutting and marking PMMA, PC, polyethylene and ABS efficiently.

How you can use a laser machine to cut plastic.

With the laser machine you can process a variety of plastics such as PMMA – acrylic, polycarbonate, ABS, polypropylene, Delrin, polyamide, POM, polyester or polyethylene. With laser cutting, you can manufacture components without contact and therefore wear-free. Acrylic doesn’t have to be reworked due to the crystal-clear edge of the laser cut. In the case of polyester or polycarbonate, the laser beam creates a fused burr and a fringe-free edge.

With laser marking, you can laser mark plastics such as ABS, PC or polyamide permanently, quickly and with the highest quality. By eliminating the set-up time and the possibility of variable marking content, you can even mark individual pieces or small batches economically.

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Which types of plastic are suitable for laser engraving and laser cutting?

  • Cast acrylic
  • Extruded acrylic
  • PES film
  • Foam PE
  • ABS
  • Polyamide (PA)
  • Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  • Polyimide (PI)
  • Polyoxymethylene (POM) – i.e. Delrin®
  • Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene
  • Polyurethane (PU, PUR)

Why a laser machine is the right tool for lasering plastic. A comparison of technologies.

What you can do when lasering plastic.

What our customers say about lasering plastic.

“The Trotec SpeedMarker 700 laser marking machine has its work cut out with us, especially when it comes to marking plastics. The investment has definitely paid off and we’re 100% satisfied!”

Josef Struber

Quality Management - Metall- and Plastikwaren Putz

“We were enthusiastic about Trotec’s technical competence as soon as we had our preliminary talks. Thanks to the Trotec laser solution with a fully-automated shuttle table and the special tool holder, we’ve been able to increase our productivity by 60% compared to previous laser processing.”

Nico Landeck

Manufacturing Technology - Hoffmann + Krippner

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Which laser machine you need to laser cut plastic.

Large-format laser cutting machine: SP-xP Series

The SP-xP Series laser cutters are the comprehensive solution for cutting large-format materials. Fast and reliable laser cutting for signage and display, furniture and interior design or films and foil cutting.

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High-performance laser engraver and cutter: Speedy series

The fastest laser engraver on the market helps you make your daily work more profitable. Whether you are just starting your business or want to increase your production capacity.

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Which plastics we recommend for laser cutting.

Our Trotec plastic sheets are perfect for laser engraving and laser cutting using a CO2 laser. We offer different product lines of resistant, acrylic-based laser materials, which boast the best results and the fastest processing. The Trotec laser materials are available in one layer, but also in two and three layers for trophy signs or directional signs.


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