CRYLUX® undergoes laser testing

Laser cutting of acrylic glass

Acrylic glass is the perfect choice when it comes to looks because of its high transparency, resistance and UV stability. CRYLUX® is one of the optically strongest plastic sheets in this group. Manufactured from cast polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), it is versatile and can be used for company signs, shop fittings, individual items of furniture and in the building industry. The product provides perfect transparency for displays and lively, intense colors for visual communication. It also encourages the attractive expression of form because it is easy to process using most techniques.

eurolaser has now taken a closer look at this material. Its properties during laser processing were tested in eurolaser’s own application lab.

Benefits of cutting CRYLUX® with CO₂ lasers:

  • Smooth, crystal-clear cut edges in one operation (no flame polishing necessary) – even in inner contours.
  • No clamping or fixing of the acrylic sheets necessary
  • Less breakage and waste because laser cutting is a contactless process
  • No acrylic chippings – less soiling and less cleaning required
  • Practically radius free laser cutting of inner contours for virtually all acrylic glass thicknesses
  • Processing of acrylic glass with protective foil possible – without any material damage
  • No tool wear so therefore consistently high cut quality

The material was tested in the eurolaser application laboratory in thicknesses of 10 mm, 15 mm and 20 mm. The processing tests indicate that CRYLUX® can be cut and engraved perfectly with our CO2 laser systems. Outstanding results can be achieved with our laser systems even with large material thicknesses (e.g. 20 mm). The CRYLUX® was cut with the same parameters we already use for acrylic processing, so no, or rather hardly any, changes to the process are necessary when using this material.

On request, we will send you a detailed report of this CRYLUX® laser cutting test.

eurolaser tested the following material from 3A for laser-cutting capability:

 CRYLUX® 10mm

Suitability for laser cutting: excellent suitable

 CRYLUX® 15mm

Suitability for laser cutting: excellent suitable

 CRYLUX® 20mm

Suitability for laser cutting: excellent suitable

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