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The Better Choice for Acrylic Processing-Laser Systems

Aug. 10, 2020

As a light-weight material, acrylic has filled all aspects of our lives and is widely used in the industrial field due to its excellent performance. Excellent optical transparency, high hardness, weather resistance, printability, and other characteristics make the production of acrylic increase year by year. According to market statistics, the market size of cast acrylic sheet is expected to grow to USD 4.1 billion in 2024. In addition to cast acrylic, extruded acrylic also accounts for a large proportion of the market.

Acrylic Laser Engraving

Due to its excellent performance and various molding methods, acrylic acid is very popular and widely used. Some of the lightboxes, signs, brackets, ornaments that we see every day are made of acrylic. Moreover, acrylic can also be used as a raw material for protective equipment. The supply of protective equipment is still in short supply at present, and the masks made of acrylic make up for the market gap to a certain extent.

Acrylic Laser Engraving

Acrylic materials are closely related to our lives. Let us understand the processing methods of acrylic. Acrylic can be divided into cast acrylic and extruded acrylic according to the processing technology, which is currently the main processing method. 

Laser cutting and engraving acrylic is the ideal processing method of acrylic, which is suitable for the above two acrylic resins formed by different processes. The difference is that the cast acrylic is suitable for laser engraving with relatively high-speed and low-power, while the extruded acrylic is the opposite, more suitable for low-speed and high-power laser cutting. Laser processing acrylic has the following advantages:

1.Shiny, clean and flame polished edges

2.High-precision machining 

3.Suitable for processing various patterns and shapes

Flatbed Laser Cutter

It is very wise to choose the laser system to cut and engrave acrylic based on the versatility of acrylic and the advantages of laser processing. More importantly, MimoWork with 20 years of experience has been devoted to laser system research to provide you with the most suitable solution. We are happy to be able to help you if you want to learn more about acrylic laser cutting and acrylic laser engraving.