Acrylic - Clear - Abrasion Resistant
What is it
This clear, abrasion resistant acrylic has a special surface coating that will help prevent surface scratching.
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 generally ship in 1-2 weeks. Find out more.
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.
Any enclosure or insulator has a tendency to build up a static charge when it’s moved. If the electronics are assembled in an enclosure and never messed with again, regular acrylic materials are fine.
But if you’re moving the electronics around a lot and accessing the internal circuits with test equipment on occasion, static build-up can be a problem for those sensitive electronics. Anti-static acrylic will help keep your electronics development running smoothly, even when software engineers start digging into the hardware.
It also attracts less dust, so your projects will be looking clean.