Acrylic CNC Machining
February 13, 2020
Acrylic CNC Machining
Sentinel has a vast array of CNC Machines, all capable of acrylic CNC machining ( Perspex – Plexiglass ).
Acrylic, Perspex, Plexiglass
Ultimately, these are all trade names. But with its high transparency and smooth surface, Clear Acrylic Machining is an attractive material for a wide range of applications. Also, offering excellent transparency with a moderate impact resistance, its uses a wide and versatile. Acrylic CNC Machining, which requires no lubricant, can be CNC Routed CNC Milled, CNC Turned and heat-bent.
Notably, as a company, Sentinel Plastics has become synonymous with Polycarbonate and Acrylic CNC machining and fabrication.
Being more cost-effective alternative to polycarbonate, makes it a popular choice of material in more general purpose applications. For hot line bending and welding ACRYLIC is highly suitable material when compared again to Polycarbonate.
Acrylic can be CNC Routed to shape or cut to size. Most commonly used in retail, but also widely used in commercial applications such as making finger guards and factory machine guards. It is though typically well known for elaborate display units, point of sale and secondary resistant glazing.
Applications Acrylic CNC Machining
Especially relevant, many components manufactured by Acrylic CNC machining are point of sale or display, consequently a popular material. But, Acrylic CNC Machining is popular when widely used for Industrial engineering purposes.
Other uses for Perspex (Acrylic) are Trade fair structures, Public buildings. Within Industry, the clear plastics of choice are Acrylic or Polycarbonate. Hence the huge experience Sentinel has due to its popularity in quality CNC machining plastics.
Invariably, for various special purpose use of Acrylic sheets, coatings can be applied to the surface. Solid sheets retain their shine with no yellowing, nor change of colour, as with PVC. One positive effect in applying a protective coating is that you are increasing the resistance to long-term weathering, which thus provides a long service life.
Acrylic CNC Machined Parts Available in:
Most noteworthy, Acrylic is available in transparent clear and white translucent, but also available in bronze, grey, green, blue and many other colours.
Acrylic Machining Large Plastic Cut Shapes
Our experienced acrylic machining personel can produce small or large batch quantities with high accuracy and high speed, making this an economic form of producing cut to shape plastic parts. Customers from all industries use Sentinels skilled staff to gain benefits, including cost saving and problem solving during the design process.
1: Acrylic sheet / FG food grade
2: Solid Acrylic sheet / FR flame retardant
3: Perspex/Acrylic sheet / NR non reflective
4: Outstanding through reinforced UV protection.
Some information gathered from Perspex Distribution Ltd – Read more here