laser cut sports trophy from acrylic

Acrylic sports trophy

The following tutorial will show you how to create a detailed trophy out of layered acrylic.


Preparation

Required material

We recommend using the following materials in the colors of your choice.

Other materials

  • Acrylic 3mm Beige
  • 2 binding screws (shaft diameter: 5 mm, length: 40 mm)
  • 20 x washers (external diameter: 10 mm)

Trotec laser used for this application

Speedy 400flexx, 120 watts, 2” lens

Tip: Use an acrylic cutting grid table or acrylic slat cutting table


Step by Step

Step 1: Preparation

The first step is to determine which colors you wish to use for your trophy. While you're deciding, you may want to keep in mind that different pieces in bold colors will create a nice contrast between the individual layers.

Tip:

Try using TroGlass Satin sheets that already have double-sided adhesive film on one side.


Step 2: Laser Process​

To cut the acrylic, we recommend using an acrylic grid cutting table. Once the table is installed, place the acrylic sheets into the laser machine for processing. Then cover the rest of the table and remove the protective film from the top side. Then cut out the 15 pieces.

Laser Parameters

Scoring (red):
Performance: 5%, Speed: 1%, Frequency: 1000 Hz, Air Assist: ON, Z-Offset: 4mm
Cutting (blue):
Performance: 30%, Speed: 0.2%, Frequency: 5000 Hz, Air Assist: ON

You can download the laser parameters below and import then into your JobControl® material database.

Tips:

To optimize your laser cutting results, select the two options below in JobControl®:

  • Optimized geometries
  • Inner geometries first

Step 3: Assembly

Assemble the cut acrylic pieces in the correct order, and have the binding screws and washers ready. Then secure the layers together with screws.

Watch video for assembly instructions.