The edges aren’t melted or anything, they just get this dark color to them. I wiped them with alcohol wipes which got some of it to go away, but it’s still not completely fixed. Any tips on what to do?
I am using the PG Medium Black Acrylic settings for my cut.
The Glowforge cuts with heat so “burning” is built in. Most acrylics will not burn, but the “pearl” apparently will. The easiest thing is fine sandpaper or a sharp scraper, but that will also leave a mark but not as noticeable.
You could lower the power and make multiple passes but that may not solve everything.
I took an order for a leather stamp out of Delrin with a lot of small detail that would melt if it got too hot. The fourth try took 20 some passes all near 500 speed and lower power but did finally work .
If you get the stuff with big flakes of glitter, be sure and test first. I purchased some and discovered that the flakes were pretty laser resistant, as well as reflective, so would set the beam of at odd angles melt/burning the plastic as it went.