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Laser Engraving Acrylic - Application Guide

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on laser engraving acrylic! Discover the ins and outs of laser cutting and engraving acrylic, and learn how to create stunning engraved acrylic awards, signs, and more.

Explore the world of acrylic laser cutting and learn the techniques and best practices to achieve clean, polished edges and intricate designs. Our guide covers everything from the basics to advanced tips for experienced users.

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Types of acrylic

  • Cast acrylic

The cast acrylic can make the engraving clearer , because it will become matte white when engraving.

Cast acrylic material is more suitable for engraving.

  • Extruded acrylic 

The extruded acrylic can be cut very cleanly and smooth.

Extruded acrylic material is more suitable for cutting.

How to laser cut acrylic?

MACHINE: MONPORT 80W Co2 Laser Engraving & Cutting Machine

MATERIAL: 6mm thick acrylic 

Cutting speed: 8mm/s

Cutting power: 65%—70%

Cutting focal length: 5mm 

Tips and Tricks: 

  • Do not blow when cutting

Many people have the problem of whitening the cut surface when cutting acrylic. This is because he uses air blowing when cutting, so if you want to cut a smooth effect, please turn off the air blowing. 

  • Overhead cutting

When cutting acrylic, if we want to avoid the problem of edge melting caused by the reflection of the honeycomb panel, we can solve it by overhead cutting. 

Acrylic Laser Cutting Applications

Acrylic is an ideal material for laser cutting. It is a strong, affordable, and lightweight plastic that can be used to make a wide variety of products including:

Engraved Acrylic Awards: One of the most common uses for laser cut acrylic is engraving text onto an award or plaque. Celebrate achievements and milestones with personalized engraved acrylic awards.

Signage and Display: Laser cutting acrylic can be used in creating displays, such as store window displays or signage.

Jewelry and Accessories: From statement necklaces to intricate earrings, acrylic laser cutting enables designers to produce intricate, lightweight, and durable pieces that stand out from the crowd.