Help acrylic is melting. what do i do?

im trying to carve into acrylic but it keeps melting, any info will be helpful. thank you

shallow passes and increase the feed rate. You should be getting small chips when carving. Keep router on 1. It may take a little experimenting to get is right.

Get cast acryllic and not extruded, the extruded one melt at lower temperatures.

In a pinch, go faster/shallow and add some water to the surface to aid cooling.

Also have your router rpm as slow as it will run.

I have cut a lot of cast acrylic. Router on 1 and default Easel settings for cast. Not a single issue.