Engraving Acrylic with Diode Laser Laser Cutting Acrylic
Laser cutting acrylic is an exceptionally popular application for ATOMSTACK Laser engraving machines because of the high-quality results that are produced.
Depending on the type of acrylic you're working with, the laser can produce a smooth, flame-polished edge when laser cut, and it can also produce a bright, frosty white engraving when laser engraved.
To achieve the best results when cutting extruded acrylic, you'll want to elevate the material so that it's not touching the cutting table. This will greatly reduce backside reflection and the occurrence of grid marks on the material after being laser cut.
ATOMSTACK's Pin Table is the perfect accessory to help you get those perfect cuts on extruded acrylic. This handy device allows you to raise and support your acrylic for better cutting edge quality.The acrylic is raised and supported in locations where the laser will not be cutting, which is what helps eliminate backside reflection.
Acrylic sheets typically come with a protective adhesive film on the front and back to prevent it from getting scratched. We recommend removing the protective adhesive paper from the back of the acrylic before engraving, and leaving the protective cover layer on the front to prevent scratching while handling the material. Don’t forget to reverse or mirror your artwork before sending the job to the laser since you’ll be engraving the back side.
Acrylics generally engrave well at a high speed and low power. It doesn’t take much laser power to mark the acrylic, and if your power is too high you’ll notice some distortion in the material.
Custom engraved acrylic signs have become very popular. Not only because of the high-end corporate image they portray but because of their affordability. A new custom engraved acrylic is a cost-effective method of advertising. With a variety of options from the shape, to the background finish, and the mounting options, you can create a sign that projects the exact image for your business or promotion.