Laser cutting and engraving of acrylic

eurolaser offers you especially developed CO₂ laser cutter for acrylic

CO2 laser systems are an ideal tool for the cutting and engraving of acrylic. They are characterized by very high precision and are suitable for both extruded (XT) and cast (GS) acrylic glass. All commercially available acrylic brands (such as Plexiglas®, Perspex®, CRYLUX™, CRYLON®, Altuglas®, Acrylite®) can be excellently cut with CO2 laser systems of eurolaser.

What are the advantages of laser cutting of acrylic (Plexiglas®)?

  • Crystal-clear, smooth cut edges in a single operation (no flame polishing necessary) – even in inner contours
  • No need to clamp and fix of acrylic sheets
  • Less breakage and waste through contactless laser cutting
  • No acrylic chips – less contamination and reduced costs
  • Practically radius-free cutting of inner contours in almost all acrylic glass
  • Acrylic processing with protective film possible – no damage to the material
  • No tool wear and thus, a constant high cutting quality

What added value have eurolaser cutter in acrylic processing?

  • Combined acrylic processing with router and CO2 laser possible on one machine
  • Unique variety of table sizes – suitable for all standard acrylic sheet formats
  • Automation functions for optimal utilisation of cutting systems
  • Special table construction for optimal cutting of acrylic without reflections
  • Excellent exhausting of emerging PMMA gases– Filtration possible
  • Camera recognition for laser cutting of printed PMMA sheets
  • Large format engravings (also reliefs) over the entire processing area

Material information for laser cutting and engraving of acrylic:

Acrylic or polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) is a synthetic, glass look thermoplastic material which is thermoformable. This plastic is ideal for cutting and engraving with CO2 lasers. Most applications are the advertising industry as well as signage and labeling sector. The laser systems of eurolaser can process clear, colored, structured, mirrored and silicate-coated PMMA or Plexiglas®. It can be operated both extruded (XT) or cast (GS) PMMA with the laser. When using cast acrylic, you can achieve optimum cut edges and high-contrast engravings. In the contrary, extruded PMMA has less thickness tolerances and is usually cheaper in purchasing. The emerging PMMA vapors during the laser process are easily exhausted and filtered, if requested.

eurolaser customers from acrylic processing:

Awal Plastics

Established in 1969 and based in Bahrain, Awal Plastics is one of the largest signage manufacturers in the Middle East. They design, fabricate, install and maintain all types of signage.

EFFEKT Grafik

Know-how, quality and more than 50 years of experience have made EFFEKT GRAFIK an internationally renowned name in screen and digital printing for POS and display solutions.

Plastic Formers Ltd.

Plastic Formers specialises in the manufacture, processing and design of plastic products for industry and commerce.

Application examples of the eurolaser CO2 laser systems:

Laser cutting and routing with one machine

In our example we show the the crystal clear cut edges without post-processing by laser and the parallel use of the routing tool on the same system.
 

 

Signs and product presentations

Breathtaking designs and lighting effects for product presentations or interior design can be achieved by engraving acrylic glass.
 

 

Unlimited variety

Different colours, properties and applications make acrylic a versatile material that can be completely processed with our systems.

 

 

Other applications for acrylic processing

We have tested the following materials for their laser cutting ability:

CRYLUX®, CRYLON® and PERSPEX®

These well-known acrylic brands are a short selection of many other products from the leading supplier of sheet materials for visual communication.

PLEXIGLAS®

With PLEXIGLAS®, Röhm supplies a branded product with different practical properties and surfaces for a wide range of applications.

Macryl FS

Marcryl FS is a quality extruded flat acrylic sheet with high gloss finish, good optical clarity and excellent weatherability.

Acrylic is known under the following material terms:

Polymethyl methacrylate, PMMA, acrylic glass, CRYLUX™, CRYLON®, Perspex®, Plexiglas®, Altuglas®, Acrylite®, Setapan®, setacryl®, Lucryl®, Deglas®, Friacryl®, Hesa-Glas®, Limacryl®, Resarit®, Satin Glass®, Setasand®, Setaletter®, Plexiglas® resist

We will gladly advise you about cutting and engraving of acrylic or Plexiglas® to our laser systems and special options for PMMA processing.

or please call for your individual consulting!

+49 (0)4131 / 9697 - 500

 
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