For a high quality laser cut acrylic
There’s more than one way to laser cut plastic. If it’s a sheet of acrylic, you could opt for 2D laser cutting, which is also called flat sheet or profile cutting. In the case of a tube or other 3D object, 3D laser cutting is the way to go. In 2D laser cutting, a series of mirrors and lenses direct a high energy light beam into the cutting surface of the material. Any residue after the laser beam is struck, is blown away from the cut with a gas stream. This method works best for acrylic sheet laser cutting jobs.
3D laser cutting offers more options for the cutting material. The process uses a multi-axis cutting mechanism. This allows for the cutting of many different shapes of metal materials ranging from tubes, angles, and beams among others.
Rotary laser cutting is another form of acrylic laser cutting available. It offers a variation from other forms of mechanical methods like drilling, sawing, and punching. This helps cut tubes and profiles into sections in one clamping operation, and produces more accurate recesses and contours.