Acrylic-lamp

Acrylic Lamp
Cut with a Laser

Step by step guide

The construction of the arylic lamp provides a marvelous light reflection. Create this unique decoration with your laser cutter and experiment with light and shade.


Preparation

Required material

3 mm acrylic

Trotec laser used

  • Speedy 300
  • 60 watts
  • 2.0 inch lens

Tips

  • Use the 2.0" lens for an accurate cut quality
  • We used Evonik's "Radiant" plexiglas

Step by Step

Step 1: Laser cut the acrylic lamp

Open the template file for this extraordinary piece of furniture and send it to the laser. Select your favourite colour and start cutting the acrylic. The laser parameters may vary, as they depend on the machine used and the available laser power.

To fit in the socket of the light bulb, emboss the edge with cutting lines. This is an alternative to engraving the area. Thanks to the defocussing, the laser beam is wider and the cutting lines overlap. That's how the "engraving effect" can be done with cutting lines.

Used cutting parameters:

Blue: power: 100 %, speed 0.7 %, frequency 9000 Hz, Air Assist on
Red: power: 60 %, speed 1.0 %, frequency 9000 Hz, Air Assist on, z-offset 3 mm


Step 2: Assemble the acyrlic lamp

Assembling the acrylic lamp is easy. The assembling instruction helps.