In this case, we’ll make half our designs using white 1/4″ or 6 mm white acrylic and the other half using 1/8th inch or 3 mm red acrylic. We have acrylic in a huge variety of colors, thicknesses and grades by the way!
The white acrylic we’ll use to custom cut two large heart related designs with lots of inner hearts isn’t a solid white in this case, it’s more of a translucent white.
Not only do we have acrylics in a bunch of colors, but we also have them in even more opacity or transparency options to suit any application, including custom heart shapes.
As these are both off-cuts from another project we did, the custom heart shapes design was optimized to fit the sheets we had.
Instead of throwing out this great material, we simply use it to make demos for readers and enthusiasts like yourself!
Cutting custom heart shapes is just as easy for our Austrian industrial CNC laser as any other shape, regardless of the complexity, CNCROi.com can cut and engrave it just for you out of any material.
The fire you see from the laser cutting of these custom heart shapes is just the flammable smoke released when we vaporize acrylic, it poses no danger as we have a powerful laser with a vacuum table and overhead air compression.
The fire is whisked out before it can grow and put out by a pulse of air from the top.
Something that’s very smart about these designs, something I want to outline, is that due to their elements, cutting out one custom heart shape actually produces quite a few more.
This is a great way to use material and produce more product in one fell swoop, these custom heart shapes are no different.
In the picture below, you can see the translucency of this white quarter-inch or 6 mm acrylic, we have acrylic that’s completely SOLID WHITE all the way to completely transparent.
The options are totally up to you with CNCROi.com!
After the white acrylic is cut, it’s time to cut more hearts out of this thinner 1/8th inch or 3 mm red acrylic. Another smart way to design if you want a bit of contrast in your products is to have us make the same design on two or more different colored materials, you can then mix and match quite easily the color schemes!
With acrylic and other materials, very fine elements come out precise and perfect, the quality of Austrian engineering is fantastic when it come to repeatability, placement and final production results.
As we can cut any variable of a heart, short of making thousands of individual custom heart shapes, if you don’t see one you like in our Shapes Library, just send us your design and that’s what we’ll cut just for you!
We are a custom CNC shop, design through production, and custom is all we do.
You can also see in the picture below how close we can have our design elements for optimal material usage, if the designs were more similar, the tolerances would be even tighter during production and even less waste would have been produced.
The two sets of custom heart designs are now complete, you can see how wonderful they would look if you did a mix and match with elements of some designs made-up of multiple custom heart shapes where mixed with others from a contrasting color.
This just go to show you the ultimate flexibility CNCROi.com offers you, whether you are a designer making unique craft items or a huge company looking for more personalized (and moral boosting) solutions, we are here to help you!
Looking at the acrylic, the edge quality is fantastic, you get an automatic flame polish on both outside and inner edges.
On the surface, once the protective film is removed, the true color of the acrylic chosen for this custom heart project shines through.
The red acrylic custom heart shapes have a bit more shine to them, each acrylic is different regarding shine, if you want a matte finish or a shine, this also is up to you and your custom spec.