Categories for Acrylic Plastic Sheets

Laser Engraving Tips for Acrylic

March 30, 2023 10:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Laser Engraving Tips For Acrylic Acrylic is a popular material that’s used for many different types of projects from D&D Plastics. From license plates to display cases, there are a lot of things you can do with it. The optimum laser engraving speed and power settings will depend on the type of acrylic you’re working with as well as your laser system. Front Or Back? If you’re looking to engrave clear acrylic, make sure you use the right kind of laser. Cast acrylic has a frosted appearance that contrasts with the engraved design, while extruded acrylic is more matte and produces an almost flame-polished edge. When you’re engraving from the back, reverse your art before sending it to the laser engraver.... View Article

What Is The Maximum Thickness Acrylic Can Be Laser Cut?

March 2, 2023 3:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Laser cutting is a great way to make acrylic products. The power of an acrylic laser cutter is a key factor in the maximum thickness that it can cut. A general rule of thumb is that you can cut one mm of acrylic material thickness for every 10 W of power. Generally speaking, more power is better because it allows for fast cutting on thin materials and higher quality cuts on thicker materials. It also enables you to cut a glass-clear, flame-polished edge on your D&D Plastics product.  The speed of an acrylic laser cutter can also be a factor when determining the maximum thickness it can cut. This is why it is always better to run a power and... View Article

What Is Laser Cutting Acrylic Used For?

February 6, 2023 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Acrylic is a fantastic material that can be used for nearly anything made by D&D Plastics. It can be used to make things like tanks, signs and more. When you are cutting acrylic with a laser, it is important that you understand what types of acrylic cut best with a laser, and what type of laser cutting is going to be best as well. Two Types of Acrylics Used for Laser There are two types of acrylic that are used in laser engraving and laser cutting. The first is cast acrylic. This is an acrylic sheet that is made by pouring out liquid acrylic that then sets and is put into molds. The acrylic can be made into different shapes,... View Article

Is Acrylic Used In 3D Printing?

November 7, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

3D printing is a technology that has come very far in the past few years. What was once a highly guarded technology that only facilities could afford, but there are now home 3D printers and the technology is more accessible than ever. Only specific materials can be used to make the filaments for a 3D printer, and acrylic is not one of them. Is Acrylic Used in 3D Printing? As a rule, fully transparent materials can be difficult to manipulate as they tend to crack, break and become cloudy when they are heated or molded. Instead, if you want something that you are 3D printing to be clear or you need semi-transparent materials, a stand-in for acrylic is used. VeroClear... View Article

How Laser Cutting Works on Acrylic

October 31, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Our work at D & D Plastics ensures that our customers know what they are dealing with when it comes to laser cutting acrylic and vector model laser cutting. We do an excellent job of this by providing them with answers from true professionals and those who have worked in the industry for a considerable amount of time. By working with them this way, we help our customers better understand what they are dealing with and how it can be useful.  What Is a Laser Cutter?  It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but laser cutting acrylic is a very real thing, and it is just what it sounds like. The laser cutting machine is useful for cutting,... View Article