Laser cut and engraved acrylic glass holder

Laser cutting acrylic has many advantages, while the range of applications possible with acrylic is vast. This tutorial will show you how to create a unique glass holder made from acrylic.
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Preparation

Materials required
Laser machine used
  • Speedy 360 flexx
  • 80 Watt with 2" lens

Any Speedy series laser machine can be used to create this sample.

Important information
  • Use the acrylic laser cutting grid table or the acrylic slat cutting table for this tutorial
  • Remove the protective foil from the side of the acrylic that you are engraving. Leave the foil on the bottom of the material as this protects it from scratches during handling.
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Step by Step

Step 1

Step 1: Importing the design template

Import our design template into your chosen graphics program and adapt it to meet your requirements.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Black & White enhanced geometries,
inner geometries first
Step 2

Step 2: Laser process

We recommend using either the acrylic cutting grid table or the acrylic slat cutting table, as they avoids back reflections on the material. Position your acrylic sheet onto the laser machine bed, remove the protective foil and cover the rest of the table with paper (or other suitable material) to maximise exhaust power.

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engrave CO2 18 20 500
red cut CO2 100 0.9 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -
1 on - -

INFO:

  • For our sample we used the standard laser parameters from Jobcontrol® which are optimised for speed.
  • You can download the material parameters for JobControl® on our website
Step 3

Step 3: Post-processing

Clean the glass holder with some water and dish-soap.

Inspiration

  • You can achieve even better results by selecting the "Quality" laser parameters
  • A fiber laser can achieve great laser engraving results when used on dark coloured acrylic
  • Using a 1.5" lens results in the engraving becoming very bright. 3 mm material can be cut using this lens
  • Additionally, you can also UV-print the material. Our JobContro Vision software supports you in laser cutting the printed sheets with the highest precision
  • Discover advantages of laser processing acrylic in our application pages

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