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Acrylic - Ivory

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.

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Design notes

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

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chartier says:

I can offer zero,I need help,will some one help me please! I need some GEARS in this color about 6" nice ones that have Interrest Like STEAM PUNK BUT LARGER FOR Embelishing a Butterfly! ALSO SOme Spiral types too,varying in size .....6" 4" * 8" oh if you can help me laser cut about 7 in total...ID BE SO GREATFUL!
thanks linda

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Josh says:

Hi Linda - this probably isn't the best place to post for help.

Try the forums:
http://support.ponoko.com/forums/345628-find-collaborators

Otherwise (and even more ideally) you may be able to find someone you know who can assist you hands-on.

You can also find great info here:
http://support.ponoko.com/forums/345641-laser-cutting-tutorials-advice

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