Cast acrylic or Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is a thermoplastic, which is available in a wide range of colours and finishes including opaque, transparent, UV reactive, luminescent and mirrored.
Like most of our coloured acrylics, our cast acrylic is opaque and comes supplied with protective film on both sides; offering protection during our machining processes as well as during shipment.
Cast Acrylic is easy to handle and process and laser cuts extremely well. Peel back the protective film and you will find a clean, glossy surface.
Cast acrylic does behave in a brittle manner when loaded or subjected to any significant impact force and is more prone to scratching than conventional, inorganic glass.
This material has a thickness tolerance of + or - 15% of the materials overall thickness.
Gluing & Joining
We recommend using either an Epoxy Resin such as E6000, a plastic cement such as Tensol or a cyanoacrylate cement (superglue) for bonding acrylic. However solvents such as Dichloromethane and Chloroform can also be used to fuse and set the plastic at the joint, creating an almost invisible weld.
Click here to learn more about some of these glues.
Pre-drill screw holes prior to application to avoid splitting.
Jewellery design, model making, point of sale, signage & display, forming & fabrication, furniture and glazing.
Also known as...
Perspex, Lucite, Plexiglass, Optix (Plaskolite), Oroglas and Altuglas.