Updated on 12/01/2024

Acrylic Materials for Laser Cutting at Hanze Makerspace #

Hanze Makerspace offers a variety of acrylic options for laser cutting, providing flexibility and color diversity for your projects. Understanding the available acrylic types and their specific characteristics will help you choose the correct material.

Acrylic Options #

Matte Black, White, and Clear Acrylic #

  • Thicknesses: 3mm, 5mm
  • Additional Thickness for Clear Acrylic: 8mm
  • Characteristics: These basic colors provide versatility for a wide range of projects. The matte finish on black and white reduces glare and offers a sleek look.

Diverse Color Selection #

  • Thicknesses: 3mm, 5mm
  • Range: A wide variety of colors are available, if you would like to see what is in stock please visit the Hanze Makerspace (H0.100)
  • Characteristics: This type of acrylic is ideal for projects requiring specific colors to achieve a specific look for your projects.

Advantages of Acrylic #

Acrylic cuts cleanly and leaves a polished edges, it’s durable, weather-resistant, and maintains color clarity over time. Offers creative flexibility due to its availability in various colors and thicknesses.

Disadvantages of Acrylic #

Being a plastic material, acrylic is susceptible to scratches and requires careful handling when assembling for your project.

For any other questions and or assistance about these materials for your laser cutting projects, the Hanze Makerspace assistants are always available on location to help you choose the correct material.

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