Acrylic, as a material, requires a higher frequency when laser cutting it compared to wood, for example. The higher frequency brings the energy evenly into the material. This causes an even melting of the cutting edges which creates 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, so-called chatter marks, become visible on the cutting edges. To counteract these, increase or lower 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.
Figuring out the perfect parameters is very important, in other words, when working with acrylic to work safely and efficiently.