When cutting acrylic, a CNC laser is the tool of choice. While CNC routers are versatile and reliable, they are limited in the size of the routing tool that is used. With laser cutting, the accuracy is measured in hundredths of a millimetre, based on the thickness of the laser beam.
There are also no mechanical tools that can become warn during the production process. This makes laser cutting ideal for acrylic letters and logos. Unlike mechanical cutting, lasers leave a smooth, polished edge that requires no additional finishing. Laser cutting requires little setup time, so one-off jobs and smaller runs are ideal, although the repeatability is very high.