Frequently Asked Questions
Does acrylic sheet break?
Acrylic sheets are shatter-resistant and have 17x times the impact strength of glass. They are strong but can be broken if a large force is applied. The added advantage is that they don’t break into smaller pieces like glass and hence they are safe.
Can acrylic sheets be cut?
Yes, the best advantage of acrylic sheets is that they can be cut easily. Based on the client’s necessity, the sheet can be cut into any shapes using a saw, jigsaw, knife, a laser and a Dremel.
- Dremels are a widespread way of cutting thin acrylic sheets. This tool is best for home projects.
- Jigsaw, knife and saw is the best option to cut acrylic sheets where curves or circular designs are critical.
- Laser-cut is used in industrial applications for faster output.
Can we cut a thick sheet of acrylic?
To cut thick acrylic sheet, the finest way is to use power saw or hand saw. We request our clients to follow these simple steps for the best result –
- Measure and mark where you want to cut.
- Position the sheet on a smooth surface or table.
- Begin the saw slowly and steadily for a fine result.
What thickness do cut-to-size acrylic sheets come in?
Our acrylic sheets come in a variety of thickness. Typically thicknesses available are 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm and many more. If you need any specific thickness of the Perspex cut to size sheets, please contact us.
Can acrylic sheets be cut into desired shapes?
Yes, if the marking is done appropriately and with the right tool, the acrylic sheets can be cut into any shapes. Tools such as Dremel, jigsaw or laser cutting will ensure better precision.
Can a glass cutter cut acrylic sheets?
Yes, acrylic sheets are very adaptable and it can be cut easily with glass cutters. But our generic advice is that, since acrylic is shatter-resistant, it does not require a glass cutter.
Which is the best blade for cutting acrylic sheets?
Circular saw blade is the best suited for cutting thin acrylic sheets. For larger thickness, it is recommended to use saw.
Is it possible to cut thin acrylic sheets by hand?
By just using knife and Dremel tool, the acrylic sheet or Plexiglass can be easily cut.
Does Acrylic sheets come in varied colours?
Acrylic sheets come in a large variety of colours. Our popular colour includes clear, red, blue, yellow, green, black, white, bronze, gold and many more. The best part is that despite the colour, the acrylic sheet is translucent, opaque and transparent. The sheets can be customized for any colour based on client requirements. Click here if you need to view more options for the colours of our acrylic sheets.
Is acrylic sheet good for windows?
Though acrylic sheets are best for varied applications. The best-suited application is windows. They are shatter resistant and easy to clean.
Can acrylic sheet be used for both indoors and outdoors?
Yes, acrylic sheets are adaptable for both indoors and outdoors. The acrylic sheet offers the same visibility and hard-wearing in all places. Whether it is for display in your bedroom or outdoor tradeshows, the perspex acrylic sheet cut to size can be used based on your project idea and design. Further, the acrylic sheet has the best impact strength making it ideal for outdoors.
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