Acrylic materials, need a higher frequency when laser cutting, compared to wood for example. The raised frequency evenly distributes the energy onto the material. This results in an even melting of the cutting edges which produces a glass-clear, flame-polished edge.
- For GS materials, we recommend a frequency of 5,000-20,000 Hz
- For cutting XT materials, a frequency of a max. of 5,000 Hz.
If the frequency is too low, fine ridges, called "chatter marks", become visible on the cutting edges. To eliminate these, raise or reduce the frequency of the cutting speed. However, if the cutting speed is too slow, this can lead to a cutting kerf below - which increases the risk of fire.
Determining the ideal parameters is very important, in other words, when working with acrylic, work safely and efficiently.