Laser cutting of PMMA, acrylic, Plexiglas®, Perspex® and much more
CO2 laser machines are extremely suitable for laser cutting acrylic / Plexiglas, for example for the production of illuminated or neon displays, advertising signs, POS/POP displays, etc. When laser cutting acrylic, the result depends on various components. First of all, the material itself, but also the CO2 laser that is used and the performance that this laser cutting machine delivers.
How does laser engraving or laser cutting of acrylic and plexiglass work?
The laser cutting machine produces crystal-clear cutting edges and inner contours. Furthermore, no additional post-treatment of the material is required. Cast PPMA is cut without rough edges. Flame polishing of the cut edges is no longer necessary. This saves a lot of time and money.
What effect can I achieve with acrylic glass and Plexiglas®?
With the laser it is possible to create even the most fragile figures or photogravures on acrylic. The inner edges are crystal clear and faded. This ensures that the laser user creates added value to the new products.
Want to get a quote, demonstration or your own material?
You are most welcome to see whether laser technology is a suitable solution for your cutting application or application. Bring your digital design or material to a demonstration and we can view the result on the spot. You can of course send it to
Applications – laser cutting of acrylic and Plexiglas
Laser cutting figures
Signage and advertising
Miniatures / Art
Your own ideas…
What about the vapors produced during the cutting of acrylic?
Vapors are immediately extracted and filtered in the engraving area. This saves time while cleaning the system. Unlike cutters, no chips are produced during laser cutting of Plexiglas. This works cost-saving.
Do I have to fix the material to the work surface?
This answer is simply 'no'. The laser does not exert any pressure on the material during the laser process, so it is not necessary to attach or clamp. You can simply place the workpiece and start the laser process. This saves time and money when preparing the material. In contrast, the sheet material must be clamped when milling acrylic. Often fixing with vacuum is also a requirement.
Laser cutting of Plexiglass / Acrylate with CO2 laser machines
For laser cutting Plexiglas, Acrylic, wood, or leather you need a CO2 laser machine required. Important things to keep in mind are: what is the maximum size of the object that I want to cut out, that determines the size of your worktop and what is the maximum thickness that has to be cut that determines the laser power you need.
Laser cutting acrylic and plexiglass – Large size sheet material
MetaQuip has the so-called portal laser machines for laser cutting large sheets of acrylic. These machines are available in different sizes. In addition, there are also options to equip these machines with a higher laser power, which makes it possible to laser cut thicker acrylic.