Rigid bends are best achieved with cutting techniques involving acrylic, e.g. boxes or cases where the bending radius is very rarely changed. With a continuous load of the cutting pattern, for example with a book, the webs can easily break.
When processing acrylic, the following points must be observed:
- For the bending cuts use at least a 2" lens. Given that the acrylic melts, it may possibly cause the cut area to instantly stick together again if the lens focal length is too small.
- A cutting distance of approximately 1-1.5mm is recommended. If the correct lens is selected and the material still melts, increase the distance between the individual cut lines. If the selected distance is too large, however, the flexibility of the bend will reduce.