Universal Laser Systems Acrylic Cutting Settings

Use these settings when cutting acrylic on your Universal Laser

The Universal Laser system is a high-quality system that allows you to cut many types of material, including acrylic. Whether you're just beginning to experiment with your machine, or you've been creating for years, the cutting chart below can serve as a handy reference when cutting acrylic on your OMTECH.

Acrylic is one of the best materials you can experiment with on your laser. It's inexpensive, and with thousands of combinations of thicknesses, colors, and sizes of acrylic to choose from, the creative possibilities are endless.

When using the settings below, keep in mind that dirty lenses and mirrors can decrease power, affecting the quality of your cuts. It's important to ensure they are kept extremely clean as part of your normal maintenance. 

Acrylic Plexiglass Cutting Guide - ULS

Material - All 1/16" (0.06") Thick Acrylic
CUT:
Speed: 13%
Power: 100%
Depth: 0.060"

Engrave:
Speed: 100%
Power: 30%
Depth: 0.060"

Material: All 1/8" (0.120") Thick Acrylic
CUT:
Speed: 7%
Power: 100%
Depth: 0.120"

Engrave:
Speed: 100%
Power: 30%
Depth: 0.120"

Material:All 3/16" (0.177") Thick Acrylic
CUT:
Speed: 5%
Power: 100%
Depth: 0.17"

Engrave:
Speed: 100%
Power: 30%
Depth: .170"

Material: All 1/4" (0.230") Thick Acrylic

CUT:
Speed: 4%
Power: 100%
Depth: 0.230"

Engrave:
Speed: 100%
Power: 30%
Depth: .230"

Material: 2-Tone Engraving Material (1/16")
CUT:
Speed: 15%
Power: 100%
Depth: 0.060"

Engrave:
Speed: 100%
Power: 30%
Depth: .060"

It is important to note that there are several factors that affect the results of your machine’s cutting and engraving. These factors include:

● Ensure your lenses are properly cleaned

● Making sure the focusing of the laser is properly tuned

● Proper air assist is recommended for more efficient cuts

● Proper software settings

*Note: The settings above work for most cuts, however, if you are having trouble please email us at: sales@delviesplastics.com

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