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Hussain ZAKARIYA . Kuwait
12-19-2010, 5:01 PM
hello ,
i`m new in laser world and i want to know if i want to join 2 sheet of acrylic 10mm together by cut a slot by laser , what is the slot thick i must cut it 10mm? or less or more and accourding to what ?

thanks all

Doug Griffith
12-19-2010, 5:08 PM
If the acrylic is cast, you will have to measure the sheet thickness. Cast acrylic varies in thickness quite a bit.

David Fairfield
12-19-2010, 7:00 PM
Yes, measure your stock, it may not be exact. It helps to have a digital caliper, its one of my most used tools.

And if you want a nice tight fit, don't forget to compensate for kerf (beam width).

Test your tab/slot on scrap pieces first. Your measurements may still need some adjustment, because the beam is tapered, not straight.