Laser Cut Acrylic

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Toronto’s Premier Acrylic Cutter and Engraver

Acrylic, also known as acrylic glass as well as by the trade names Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, and Perspex to name a few, is a transparent thermoplastic often used for laser cutting and laser engraving.

Available in many different colours and finishes acrylics are a popular material for designers, small-medium business owners and individuals who are looking for high-quality moldable material. Used in everything from signage to premium awards to large scale art installations to small objects like jewelry, it can be cut and crafted into almost any shape with an acrylic cutter.

Working with Hot Pop Factory, designers can easily turn digital artwork into laser cut acrylic products that have polished edges, smooth curves, and intricate patterns. Laser-engraved acrylic allows for extremely high detail while etching logos, lettering, and images while maintaining a sleek, and polished look. Elevate your brand through our precision laser engraving and custom design services. We have a large stock of premium quality materials (thickness and colours) and can accommodate tight timelines. Our clients agree working with us helped to make their brand more impressive, memorable and personal to their customers and staff.

Laser Cutting Acrylic Explained

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Laser Cutting Plexiglass happens when a high-powered laser beam evaporates the acrylic material directly in its path reducing the waste material left behind by other devices. The result a clean, clear, polished edge when cut. Because the beam of the laser is a fraction of a millimeter wide, very intricate and sharp details can be achieved. Laser machines are the best way to process acrylic material, it often outperforms other processes like saw cutting or milling.

Laser Engraving Acrylic Explained

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Laser Engraving Acrylic takes place when a concentrated laser beam heats the acrylic material surface, vaporizing the desired areas to a specific depth, resulting in a sandblasted finished when engraved or etched. Plastic engraving for using a laser machine is the most polished, safest and fastest way to process your acrylic materials.

Types of Acrylic: Cast vs. Extruded

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There are two basic types of acrylic: cast and extruded. Cast acrylics are made by casting the poly (methyl methacrylate) resin into a mould to form sheets which result in a hard and sturdy product perfect for your next project that requires a high-level of detail. Extruded acrylic is a continuous manufacturing production method where acrylic monomers are heated before been fed through a set of steel dies to form a continuous sheet.

Benefits of Cast Acrylic

  • Lightweight and rigid
  • Scratch resistant
  • Great optical clarity
  • Good electrical and UV resistivity
  • Outstanding resistance to long-term exposure to sunlight and weathering
  • More consistent surface finish when laser engraved

Benefits of Extruded Acrylic

  • Thermoformable
  • Less expensive than glass or cast acrylic
  • Excellent optical properties
  • More impact resistant than glass
  • Good electrical and UV resistivity

Wide Material Selection

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We offer 4 types of acrylic; opaque, translucent, mirrored and fluorescent. Clients can choose whether to cut, engrave, glue, bend or edge light their acrylic projects. Typically all materials are available in 3mm (1/8”) thickness. Other thicknesses are: 1.5mm (1/16”), 6mm (1/4” ), 9mm (3/8”), 12mm (1/2”), availability will vary by colour. Materials are typically billed by the square foot. Volume discounts start at orders of 32 square feet or more.

You can download our acrylic colour list and let us know what you’d like to use in your project.

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Hundreds of companies across Toronto have entrusted Hot Pop Factory with all their acrylic and laser cutting and engraving needs.

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