View Full Version : Durable Material Ideas..

Donald Ethredge
05-22-2013, 5:55 PM
Looking for something I can laser cut that is more durable than acrylic that I'm using, as it appears what I have is a bit brittle and cracks pretty easy I assume there is some materials that are more durable to stress trying to cut some items for brackets in 1/4 inch thickness.

Current Material..Translucent Cast Acrylic (Plexiglass) Sheet

Doug Griffith
05-22-2013, 8:13 PM
I'd go with Delrin / acetal. Cuts great. It's what many gears are made from.

Rodne Gold
05-23-2013, 3:17 AM
You can get a grade of acrylic called "high impact" , it is acrylic with some modifiers , has almost the strength of polycarbonate but the properties of acrylic when it comes to cutting , ask you plastics supplier about it.

Doug Griffith
05-23-2013, 10:53 AM
It's also called "rubber modified acrylic" and stinks pretty bad when cutting.