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Warren Beard

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Post Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:18 pm

Looking for supplier to laser cut 30mm acrylic

Hi All

I'm looking for a high quality laser cutting service to cut some 30mm thick clear acrylic, it will be shaped, basically a company name but will free stand on a desk so laser cut to have polished edges.

Does somebody know a company who can do this?

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Post Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:36 pm

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http://www.plasticformers.co.uk will be able to do that for you.
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Post Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:51 pm

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Or The Sign Group in Leeds, they do a great service
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Post Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:40 pm

Re: Looking for supplier to laser cut 30mm acrylic

UKSG Member John Thomson has a laser Warren. Saw some really nice Ipod stands and the like he has made.
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Post Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:28 am

Re: Looking for supplier to laser cut 30mm acrylic

Its a bit thick for a laser really. I think it could be done but would need a few passes to get through it. I have a 120 watt machine and have been advised that 12 mm is about as thick as I should go at a realistic production speed.

I think you may be better off getting it mechanically cut and flame polished.
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John Thomson

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Post Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:33 am

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10mm is a realistic max for my laser.........you would need big power to do 30mm in a single pass at a reasonable speed.

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Post Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:16 am

Re: Looking for supplier to laser cut 30mm acrylic

The problem I think is they want all the text joined to make a solid one piece display piece similar to the attached. It needs to sit on a counter top. I've seen it before and looks good but not sure how it would be polished if not laser cut?
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John Thomson

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Post Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:22 am

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Impossible to flame polish the insides of letters.... Laser is the only way

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Post Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:52 am

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Haven't used personally but these could be the kiddies....

http://www.acrylicfabrication.co.uk/acr ... g-service/
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Post Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:49 pm

Re: Looking for supplier to laser cut 30mm acrylic

Company we use called Hamar Acrylic. I've checked with them and they can do 25mm thick.
Not sure if that's going to be good enough ?

sales@hamaracrylic.com
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Post Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:52 pm

Re: Looking for supplier to laser cut 30mm acrylic

John Thomson wrote:10mm is a realistic max for my laser.........you would need big power to do 30mm in a single pass at a reasonable speed.

John


What power would you need to cut that thickness in one pass?
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John Thomson

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Post Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:09 pm

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Only 50w so you have to run really slow to get 10mm in one pass......the benefit is that cutting slow gives a better polished edge.

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Post Tue May 09, 2017 6:40 am

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MDP in Bromborough..phone and ask for Dave in the fabrication dept..they have just invested loads in new machinery

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