Thread: Laser cutting 10mm acrylic?
We found out about using cast acrylic the hard way! Didnt realise there was any difference to begin with but we know now! lol
Picture as promised, actually looks better in real life, more polished but the striations are still there. The other bit is 3mm and this cuts OK.
I'd imagine that 8mm will cut OK without marks but not tried it because i don't have any.
Michael makes a good point over cast and extruded but to be honest I don't know what this material is? just some kicking about.
Laser is an A3 unit and cost 3K but you can get some from China for about 1.5K
I bought from the UK, HPC laser as I wanted UK support.
Perfectly willing to run some test pieces for you.John S -
That gives us something to go on for comparison purposes.
If its ok with you and you have the time, we would like to arrange with you to see the unit in action so that we can get a proper understanding of whats involved in running a laser unit.
Never seen one before (except ebay pics) let alone used one!
No problem Hugh.
Can pick you up as before, just let me know.
They are very very easy to use, easier than a CNC mill, no tooling worries for a start. You select either engrave or cut and the speed and power and that's basically it.
One hours training is virtually all you need, after that it's a self taught learning curve of the settings for different materials but easy enough to get a library sheet printed out.John S -
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