Acrylic CNC machining
Acrylic is a scratch-resistant plastic. It is often used for tanks, panels, and optical applications. Clear acrylic will take on more of a frosted translucent appearance when machined, though can be smoothed again to an optically clear state using various finishing methods.Features of Acrylic plastic :
With crystal-like transparency, the light transmittance is above 92%. This light transmittance is higher than that of glass and other plastics.
High surface hardness and surface gloss. Acrylic has great scratch resistance.
Acrylic has good processing performance.
Wear-resistant and corrosion-resistant. Aqueous solutions of most laboratory chemicals do not affect acrylics.
|Tensile Strength||Elongation at Break||Hardness||Density||Maximum Temperature|
|8,000 PSI||6%||Rockwell M95||1.19 g/㎤|
0.043 lbs / cu. in.
PMMA unique properties makes it suitable for applications need the highest level of precision and surface finish. CNC machining is always the perfect solution for acrylics.Precision machining acrylics plastic allows for the creation of complex, high-tolerance parts, with excellent mechanical properties, accuracy.
RpProto offer 3-axis and 5-axis CNC acrylics plastic machining services including milling, turning. It is capable of producing components efficiently in both prototyping and large volume runs.
Applications of Acrylic Plastics
Many industries use a wide variety of acrylic products. These industries include:
These include interior light covers, indicator light covers, and others. Its excellent formability and surface hardness make it a great choice for car manufacturers.
Lighting and Electronics:
Acrylics maximize the light-emitting potential of LED lights. Its optical properties and transparency make it great for lamp construction. Furthermore, it has a high light transmission property. Acrylics are scratch-resistant and optically clear.
Medical and Healthcare:
Acrylics are pure and easy-to-clean materials. Therefore, they are useful in making incubators, cabinets, and devices in medical centers. They are also highly compatible with biologics. This makes them excellent choices as fillings for dental cavities.
Some of the most common products you can make from acrylic sheets include:
- Glove boxes
- Displays and signs
- Lighting fixture lenses
- Aircraft glazing
- Desiccators and dry boxes
- Car lights, light tubes
- Radiation shields
- Sinks, knobs, batons, and baths
- Retail fixtures
- Windows and glass alternatives
- Automotive components including fascia panels, steering wheel, and badges