laser cutting acrylic in automotive part

Application Details

The Application was done with a low power system in the lab. The recommendation for this process would be for a minimum of 100watt laser for projected cutting speeds of 1mm per second. 

100-watt laser projected 50mm plus per second.
200-watt laser projected 100 mm plus per second cutting speeds.

Process Laser cutting
Material Acrylic
Industry Automotive
Laser Type CO2
Laser Power 100 W
Laser Frequency 5 kHz
Focal Length 5 inches
Depth through
Speed 50 mm/sec
Passes 1
Laser Used SBM1200
laser cutting acrylic sample

Application Details

This acrylic sample was processed using the SBM 1200M cutting system equipped with a 150 Watt CO2 laser and a 5.00″ lens. The samples were cut using the artwork provided by the customer.

Process Laser cutting
Material Acrylic
Industry Manufacturing
Laser Type CO2
Laser Power 200 W
Laser Frequency 5 kHz
Focal Length 5 inches
Depth through
Speed 10mm /sec
Passes 1
Laser Used SBM1200
laser cutting acrylic sample

Application Details

The sample was cut through all 3 layers completely and consistent at a speed of 250mm per second. however, with a smaller focus lens, it is possible to increase its speed up to 300mm/sec. Two protection films (clear and green) produce a great amount of smoke and residue while cutting, which contaminates the sample very strongly. No cleaning was performed on the sample after cutting.

ProcessLaser cutting
MaterialAcrylic
IndustryManufacturing
Laser TypeCO2
Laser Power250 W
Laser Frequency10 kHz
Focal Length5 inches
Depththrough
Speed250 mm/sec
Passes1
Laser UsedTitan FX