Milling acrylic

Milling acrylic

Both cast and extruded acrylic sheets can be milled, although you must take the internal stresses into account when milling extruded acrylic. If you know that the acrylic will have to be milled before purchasing the sheet material, we recommend that you always opt for...
Polishing plastic yourself

Polishing plastic yourself

Plastic sheets have many advantages over natural materials such as glass or ceramics. They are stronger, easier to work and much more impact-resistant. However, they are also more susceptible to scratching than glass, with intensive contact, light scratches may occur...
What is polymethyl methacrylate?

What is polymethyl methacrylate?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Shakespeare’s words also apply to polymethyl methacrylate, because whatever you call it, it remains the same plastic. Polymethyl methacrylate is known under various trade...
Make a hologram from acrylic

Make a hologram from acrylic

The days when hologram projections were only seen in Star Trek and James Bond are long gone. With the help of your smartphone/tablet/ flat screen TV and acrylic sheet, you can make a hologram projector yourself. All you need is an acrylic sheet, acrylic glue, masking...
Is Plexiglass flammable?

Is Plexiglass flammable?

Plexiglass is not suitable as safety glazing – this is pretty much the only disadvantage of this type of plastic sheet. There are two reasons for this: it is flammable and it is difficult to break Plexiglass. It is not easy to break plexiglass, this requires a...