Board material - Acrylic / Plexi glass

Modified on Wed, 30 Aug 2023 at 06:02 PM

  • There is a wide variety of acrylic from rather soft to very hard
  • When routing acrylic, obtaining a smooth/transparent edge requires extra attention
  • The wear on the bit is higher than on PVC, but still acceptable
  • We advise not to use bits that have been used with other materials
  • Summa’s universal bits can route acrylic, however, the edge quality isn’t optimal. (Specialized bit stores have specific bits for Acrylic)

      Standard router:

  • Speed (4mm Summa bit): 60mm/sec (Higher speed is possible, but the edge quality is impacted significantly)
  • For better edge quality, a lower speed (10-40mm/sec) for the cleaning pass is recommended
  • Counterclockwise - (small bit (3mm)–clockwise) The edge quality improves with thicker bit diameters 
  • Using a cleaning pass is highly recommended
  • Embossing sizeable areas in clear acrylic will not look very good

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