glossy/glossy, both sides with protective film, coloured faces, luminous edges
Acrylic glass is an excellent light conductor, which makes it a material with many possible uses for making luminous objects and lighting elements. You should be aware that acrylic glass takes in light on its surface and conducts it outwards to its edges. The lighted area cannot be covered. Any millings (grooves) in the flat area will also radiate light when the glass is lighted. Please note that when choosing light bulbs or other illuminants, as well as the type of lamp construction, the maximum operational temperature of acrylic glass is 70 to 80 degrees centigrade.
Acrylic glass GS sheets and blocks are produced by means of liquid PAMMA polymerizing between two sheets of glass. This process produces a material with outstanding characteristics: it is fracture resistant (compared to glass), weather resistant, highly transparent and lends itself to being shaped and processed.
Acrylic glass GS can be milled, drilled and sawn and, as a thermoplastic plastic, can be shaped (deformed) at temperatures between 160 and 180 degrees. When processing it with a CNC milling machine please take into account the thickness tolerances (the variability) of the acrylic glass. The values for the possible tolerances can be calculated with the help of the following formula: Tolerance = ± (0.4 + 0.1 x thickness) mm. For intricate milling work like that which often is required in model making, we recommend you use cast PRECISION ACRYLIC GLASS.