Clear acrylic, casted
Technical description: Polymethylmethacrylat (PMMA)
Weight: 1,18 g/cm3
Tolerance, thickness: +/- 10% (XT), +/- 15%(GS)
Useful to know
Acrylic is often used for signage, jewellery, windows, screens, lids, furniture and aquariums.
Our acrylic sheets generally have a protective film on both sides to help prevent burn marks. If the sheet is only to be laser cut, we leave the film on. If the sheet is to be raster engraved, the film is removed from the side that is to be engraved.
Vector and raster engraving
Raster engraving of acrylic produces a matte, white surface, as the laser etches very dense lines in the material. The contrast is most visible in cast acrylic. A thin line of about 0.2 mm is drawn when vector engraving.
Top – No burn marks. In general, a protective film is applied that should be removed after you have received your cutting. Has a clean, sharp appearance. When raster engraving, the film should be removed before cutting. The cutting process will create a matt, white deposition of smoke close to the cutting edge.
Edges – No burn marks. Have a sharp appearance and are in the same colour as the actual material.
Bottom – No burn marks. Has a clean, sharp appearance. In general, a protective film is applied that should be removed after you have received your cutting.
When heated, acrylic can be bent for products such as hinges. You will get the best results by using a bendable template (can be made in i.e. MDF) and a hair dryer or other means of heating up the material first.
You can write on acrylic with whiteboard markers and magic markers.
Acrylic can be cleaned with soap and water.
Contact adhesive or epoxy can be used if the material is to be assembled with the same or other materials.