Does anyone have recommended settings for CNC and laser engraving acrylic?
I have a few small pieces I’d like to experiment with, but they’re far more expensive than paper or wood, so I’m extremely hesitant to just throw it in and hope for the best.
For CNC engraving, I’ve heard horror stories that acrylic can cause problems if you run the bit too fast, as well as too slow, so I’m not sure if the max bit speed would cause problems or if it’s fine, and whether you need to keep the work speed lower than the default 600mm/min.
(I do know that I’ll want to have a vacuum cleaner right next to it with the nozzle in my hand as it runs to keep the dust and crumbs down)
For laser engraving, I only have the engraving head (and not the more powerful cutting head), and I know that laser cutting or engraving acrylic will give off a poisonous gas that needs to be vented outside as quickly as possible, which is not something I yet have, but do have vague plans to make.
So, suggestions? Recommendations? Experience?