Acrylic - Fluoro Green

0.118 inches

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What is it

Acrylic (PMMA) is a thermoplastic that is available in a wide range of colors including transparent tints and clear to opaque solid colors.

Acrylic has a thickness tolerance of +/-15% of the material thickness.

Orders using this material will ship as fast as same day. Find out more.


Design notes

Fluoro Acrylic absorbs light through the surface of the material and emits it from the edge.

Acrylic is hard and stiff as plastics go. It is sensitive to stress concentrations sharing a certain fragility with glass. This is most evident if parts are small or thin. Details should not be smaller than 1mm/0.04" as they are likely to be too fragile.

Acrylic retains detail when laser cut and it engraves well. For tips on engraving see this blog post.

Adding radii to corners can reduce the risk of breaking. For some tips on how to design for acrylic see this blog post.

Acrylic can scratch easily and should be cleaned with a mild solution of dish detergent and warm water. Never clean with a other cleaners not suitable for acrylic or with a dry cloth.

Typical uses

Acrylic is commonly used as signage, glazing and in building applications, fabricated point of sale displays, menu holders, display cabinets, machine guards, furniture inserts, aquariums & fish tanks, jewelry and tableware.

Environmental info

Acrylic is non toxic and recyclable in some areas.

Adhesives, joints & fastenings

Acrylic can be joined with epoxy, Weldon 3, 16 and 40. Dichloromethane and chloroform. Screw joints should be pre-drilled to avoid splitting.

Tips from other designers

Cristina says:

Material looks great, very green and more lively than the picture suggests. It is also more transparent than it appears here. If you use raster filling, it is easily visible from both sides. Whether these characteristics work for or against it depends on your design and what you're trying to accomplish.
The areas with the raster fill also seem to attract dirt. Not a deal-breaker, just something to keep in mind while designing. The result is still pretty cool.
Your product will arrive with a kind of adhesive cardboard-like backing on both sides. It comes off neatly, but I had to use the edge of a pair of scissors to gently start peeling off at the corners. So don't be discouraged if it doesn't look bright green the moment you open the box!

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Josh says:

Thanks so much for the tip!

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Scott says:

Is the material more of a tint?

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Rich says:

Yep! If you check out the "finish" photo (above) you'll see the transparency qualities of the material :)

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