I've been asked how to cut acrylic with a hot wire cutter - I made my own and there are a few plans for how to do this on instructables etc. This was my take on the idea which I find works OK for me... - see the file attached
Hot wire cutter
Thanks for posting. Also a big thanks for giving the tip on how to cut the long flat edge.
No problem - hope the instructions work out ok … I see you teach robotics - do you ever use visio for designing ?
visio and I parted ways many years ago. I currently model with OpenScad.
**hot wire **
just uploaded an amendment with an actual picture - going to experiment with a “guilotine” style wire that I can lower horizontally specifically to cut sheets - will let you know how I get on
Soldering iron at 250°C. It
Soldering iron at 250°C. It cuts acrilyc like butter, but no more than 300°C as it makes toxic gas and smell bad. It’s best to use a soldering iron with a changeable tip, as the one you use to cut won’t solder again. Another way to cut acrilyc is to use a rotary tool, wood disk or tips work best.