Acrylic laser cutting

Laser cutters for acrylic, plexiglas, Perspex and PMMA


Suitable materials for laser cutting and engraving

Acrylic (PMMA) is ideal for laser processing projects such as illuminated advertisements, signage, point of sales displays and more. Without any additional post-processing, the laser cuts result in shiny, flame polished edges. Panels up to 25 mm thick can be cut efficiently and cost-effectively. Acrylic can be engraved to create a matted finish with the CO2 laser, or marked to create a color change with the fiber laser.

Suitable materials for laser cutting and engraving

  • Plexiglas®
  • Altuglas®
  • Acrylite®
  • TroGlas®
  • Madre Perla®
  • Plazit®
  • Perspex®
  • Quinn®
  • Oroglas®
  • Plaskolite®


Application examples of acrylic cutting


The laser beam is the universal "tool" for acrylic processing regardless of the shape and material thicknesses. The advantages of laser cutting are undisputed in the plastics and advertising technology sector.

  • Advertising technology
  • Digital printing
  • Shop and exhibition stand construction
  • Architectural model construction
  • Displays
  • POS materials
  • Letters
  • Outdoor and indoor signs
  • Acrylic trophies
laser engraving on acrylic panels

Why should I buy a laser for acrylic cutting?

Flame-polished cutting edges without additional post-processing of materials: Due to significantly lower processing costs, acrylic processing with laser technology is up to 88% less expensive than processing with a milling cutter (processing time for tensioning and post-processing of the material, tools).

Function and advantages of laser technology

Flame-polished cutting edges without additional post-processing

  • Time and cost-intensive manual polishing of the matte cutting edge is eliminated

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Precise axis drives and intelligent air flow ensure optimal cutting results

Faster cuts

  • Compared to milling cutters, laser cutting is 2-3 times faster depending on the power output used

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Carefully designed beam paths and sophisticated path planning

Non-contact processing

  • No time-consuming fixating of materials in comparison to milling cutters
  • No warping of the material

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Multifunctional table concept for easy handling

Fine tools

  • Small shapes and radiuses can be cut to a tenth of a millimeter

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Ideal optics and beam performance

No tool wear

  • No wear of the laser beam from the material processing
  • No costs for new tools unlike milling cutters

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources with a particularly long service life

No shavings

  • The acrylic is explosively evaporated by the laser. No shavings are produced unlike other technologies.

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • The resulting gases are efficiently removed and filtered out by the Trotec exhaust systems.

Characteristic and productive engravings

  • Engraving produces a high-quality matting effect on the surface, which acts as a decorative element
  • There is no need for time-consuming "cleaning." Unlike standard milling cutters, the laser engraving is achieved within seconds

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Speedy series: The fastest laser engravers available on the market with a maximum engraving speed of 3.55 m/sec and an acceleration of 5g.

Cast PMMA is cut without burrs

  • The need for time-consuming deburring is eliminated

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Optimal beam performance and high-quality optical components create perfect laser cuts

Simple digital manufacturing

  • Designs are created in your usual graphics program and sent to the printer via the printer command

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive. Work efficiently.

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