Acrylic is a popular material due to its strength, transparency and scratch resistance. It is commonly used in the graphics industry for eye-catching signage.
What is Acrylic?
Acrylic is a transparent thermoplastic that is extremely lightweight and shatter-resistant. Acrylic is also known as Plexiglass or by its trade name, Perspex.
What is Acrylic used for?
Acrylic is durable and transparent, giving it a wide range of uses. Acrylic is often used as a lightweight and shatter-resistant alternative to glass and sees extensive use in the signage and graphics industries. To find out more about the applications of acrylic browse our signage & graphics page.
Which tools should you use for Acrylic?
The CO2 laser is an essential cutting tool when it comes to cutting acrylic for the signage market. The CO2 laser is incredibly popular for cutting acrylic thanks to the polished edge that it provides the finished product.
In addition, the high-speed router is used when acrylic requires contouring, pocketing or grooving. The high-speed router cutting tool has been specifically designed for volume processing of rigid materials.
Which CNC machines are used to cut Acrylic?
Both the Mastercut and Genesis-V cutting machines are best suited for cutting acrylic for signage and other uses. If you have any questions about our range of CNC Machines or for more information on their applications please contact Blackman & White on 0161 843 404.