Tool material:
AMOR 280W laser cutting machine
5mm, 10mm, 25mm, 30mm thickness acrylic

Many friends have told me that cutting acrylic is troublesome, and the problem is that the cut surface is not smooth and the transparency is low. So how to cut acrylic?

Acrylic cutting does not seem to be as simple as imagined. To achieve good results, you need to set the parameters of the laser cutting machine according to the characteristics of acrylic. In order to ensure that the cut acrylic is smooth and transparent, we have performed cutting tests on 5mm, 10mm, 25mm, and 30mm thick acrylic.

4 important factors for laser cutting acrylic

1. The power is set to 65% -70%
The minimum power and the maximum power are set because the speed when cutting a straight line is faster than the speed of the cutting curve. The faster the speed, the shallower the cut. Therefore, in order to be able to cut through acrylic, we usually set the minimum power and the maximum power.

2.Speed ​​setting according to different thickness of acrylic
We all know that the faster the speed, the higher the processing efficiency, so we will increase the power as much as possible when cutting general materials, but the acrylic is different. Too fast speed will make the cut surface not smooth and uneven. Feel, so in order to cut out a smooth effect. We need to keep in mind when setting the parameters: increase the power and reduce the speed.

3. Do not blow air when cutting
When cutting acrylic, many people will have the problem of whitening the cut surface. This is because he used a blower when cutting, so if you want to cut a smooth effect, please turn off the blower, and also remind everyone that When cutting acrylic without blowing air, be sure to be on your side, because there is no flame retardant, the material is easy to catch fire during the cutting process. If a fire is found, please turn off the machine in time.

4. Overhead cutting
When cutting acrylic, if you want to avoid the problem of edge fusion caused by the reflection of the honeycomb work platform, we can use the oxidized blade work platform.

in conclusion:

In summary, we know that when cutting acrylic with laser cutting machine, we may wish to set the power to 65% -70%, the speed is set according to the thickness of the acrylic, and at the same time, choose not to blow air during the cutting process, choose a blade work platform to avoid the platform reflection.