Acrylic as a Glass Alternative

Acrylic, sometimes known by a brand name ‘Perspex’ is a very versatile material used extensively as an alternative to glass. The primary advantage of acrylic is its strength, being up to 17 times stronger than glass pieces and is highly shock and scratch-resistant. It is also much lighter than glass, weighing only half as much; hence acrylic is more easily transported.

Acrylic Fabrication is typically performed through CNC (computer numerical control) laser cutting processes. This utilises numerical inputs or computer-aided drawings (CAD) to control cutting machines. This allows for highly precise parts to be formed with minimal influence from human error and at much better prices than other forming techniques. Acrylic fabrication is also highly versatile and allows for large varieties of shapes to be formed.

Acrylic fabrication is used extensively as a glass replacement in applications ranging from aquarium windows to fiber optics. CNC laser cutting processes make many of these diverse applications possible.

FX Plastics are experts in CNC laser cutting processes for acrylic fabrication, providing precise and competitively priced fabrications for a plethora of acrylic applications. In recent times, FX Plastics has used such acrylic fabrication processes to provide acrylic panels to the customer service industry to serve as barriers protecting against the transmission of COVID 19.

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