MemberJanuary 27, 2020 at 10:20 am
Hi, any ideas, suggestions, advice where I might be able to source 1.5mm thick acrylic sheeting in White.
I can get 2mm from one source and 3mm is aplenty, but 1.5mm is a struggle. Any advice would be hugely welcome.
MemberJanuary 27, 2020 at 11:19 am
Have you thought about sanding down a 2mm sheet? 😆
MemberJanuary 27, 2020 at 2:04 pm
No, But it’s always good to hear suggestions "outside the box"
MemberJanuary 27, 2020 at 3:43 pm
What are you using it for – there may be an alternative material that’ll do the job.
MemberJanuary 27, 2020 at 6:53 pm
To cut in a laser cutter to produce 40mm high door numbers and letters. They need to be raised but not 3mm, which the customers says is too thick……. 1.5mm is the perfect thickness. I’ve ordered some 1.5mm PVC sheeting but would prefer acrylic.
MemberJanuary 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm
You’re laser cutting pvc sheet?
MemberJanuary 27, 2020 at 8:06 pm
You could try Apet / PETG this product can be lasered and is available in lower gauges including 1.5mm , Stronger than acrylic. Just notice that only the 3mm is in Opal
And don’t laser PVC as it gives off dangerous gasses
MemberJanuary 27, 2020 at 9:19 pm
The plan was to laser PVC, but if it’s a no no, then so be it……….back to the drawing board.
MemberJanuary 27, 2020 at 9:44 pm
PVC gives off a type of chlorine gas when cut with a laser, as well as corrode all of the important bits of the machine, will pretty much do you in. Avoid cutting foam on your laser at ALL costs! The client can’t have everything they want, half a millimetre won’t kill them, could kill you though
MemberJanuary 28, 2020 at 9:01 pm
What about 1.5mm engraving laminate.
Phenolic such as Traffolite or Eurosign.
Super high gloss faces but sandwich of white/black/white.
MemberJanuary 29, 2020 at 6:07 pm
David, thanks for your advice about Traffolyte which has led me up a different path to tce.uk.com and has proved an eyeopener on even more options and has solved all my queries. I have a clear path now to solutions…..thanks again to those who contributed to my post.
MemberJanuary 30, 2020 at 1:07 pm
Was gonna suggest same as above – I use CSI laserables in Clevedon for our laser sheets, sheets are 600mm x 1200mm
MemberJanuary 30, 2020 at 1:37 pm
I have a supplier in Manchester does all colours in 1.5mm up to 5mm I buy a half sheet and they cut it for me the size I want. The most common size for me is 700mm x 400mm white 1.5mm 10 sheets this size costs me £75.
MemberFebruary 1, 2020 at 2:25 pm
Hi Paul, I have received a private message from you, unfortunately I am unable to read it, if you can speak to me on here or would you like my phone number, Dave.
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