Acrylic Lamp, Cut with a Laser Machine Courtesy of Trotec Laser
3 mm acrylic
Speedy 100, Speedy 300, Speedy 400, Speedy 500
The above Trotec laser machine was used:
Speedy 300, 60 watts, 2.0 inch lens
- Use the 2.0″ lens for an accurate cut quality
- We used Evonik’s “Radiant” plexiglas.
Step 1 – Laser cut the acrylic lamp
Open the template file for this extraordinary design (to download click here) and send it to the laser. Select your favourite colour and start cutting the acrylic. The laser parameters may vary, as they depend on the machine being used and the available laser power.
Recommended cutting parameters:
- Blue: power: 100 %, speed 0.7 %, frequency 9000 Hz, Air Assist on
- Red: power: 60 %, speed 1.0 %, frequency 9000 Hz, Air Assist on, z-offset 3 mm
To fit in the socket of the light bulb, emboss the edge with cutting lines. This is an alternative to engraving the area. By using the defocussing feature, the laser beam can be made wider forcing the cutting lines to overlap. This is how we can create the engraving effect using cutting lines.
Why not try using different acrylic colours?
Step 2 – Assemble the acrylic lamp
Assembling the acrylic lamp is easy. The assembling instruction helps. Download the PDF file here (can be opened in Corel Draw).