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Acrylic - Red TINT

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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 generally ship in 1-2 weeks. 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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y5Nl8EId says:

Is this the same type of material that can be found on an LED display on an alarm clock? The reason I ask is I am making a large LED clock (www.damage.cc/clock) and I am going to need a transparant red acrylic to act as a filter and make the displays really pop. Any idea on what percentage of light passes through each thickness?

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mrjudkins says:

Hello! We're not 100% sure WHAT material is used in alarm clocks. As per the 'Finish' photo above, the red TINT acrylic is very transparent - and as such lets a significant amount of light through / and a great deal of visibility. Your best bet may be to order a 3mm sample via the link above and take it from there. Cheers!

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