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Acrylic Plastic Machining

Acrylic thermoplastic materials exhibit superior strength, stiffness, weathering properties, scratch resistance, and durability, as well as excellent optical clarity and resistance to fading. One of the more versatile engineering plastics, acrylic is easy to fabricate into complex shapes and with tight tolerances. With more than 40 years’ experience in machining acrylic plastics, Upland Fab has the expertise and the knowhow to produce custom acrylic parts that match your exact specifications.

 

Superior Clarity & Vivid Colors with Acrylic Plastics

 

Acrylic thermoplastic exhibits glass-like optical qualities, at half the weight and with far greater impact resistance. It offers exceptional clarity, brilliance, and transparency, and is readily available in a broad range of colors to fit any project requirements. The outstanding versatility, durability, and aesthetic properties of acrylic plastics make them popular for countless indoor and outdoor applications.

 

Upland Fab works with acrylic thermoplastic in a wide variety of grades and resins. Each type of acrylic exhibits is own unique characteristics that may make it better suited to your application than others. Contact us to discuss your project’s material requirements.

 

Precision Machining of Acrylic Thermoplastic Parts

 

At Upland Fab, we use advanced multi-axis machining technology when working with acrylic plastics to ensure unparalleled precision, accuracy, and repeatability, with minimal requirements for handling and fixturing. With our state-of-the-art CNC machining capabilities, even highly complex parts can often be completed in a single operation, saving you time.

 

Our DPD/MBD processes (Digital Product Definition, or Model-Based Definition) enable us to work directly with your CAD models when machining your acrylic thermoplastic parts. This significantly reduces the possibility of manufacturing errors and improves the accuracy of the machining process. The end result is more accurate, less costly parts.

 

Upland Fab’s Top-Flight Communication Keeps You Up to Speed

 

We know that communication is critical to the success of any project. We provide consistent updates throughout your entire project, with a single point of contact to give you the information and peace of mind you need as your project progresses. Upland Fab keeps you up to date every step of the way.

 

 

Other Materials We Work With

Are you looking for another material? We have the ability to machine many different materials take a look below at some of the other plastics we work with. 

 

 

 

 

Are you interested in taking a deeper look into which material you should be using? Contact us and we'll be happy to personally connect with you and discuss your application in more detail!

 

 

Contact Us Today to Discover the Upland Edge

 

We are an industry leader in acrylic thermoplastic machining. Request a quote to get started on your project, or contact us for more information.

 

Properties of Acrylic Plastics

ASTM or UL test Property Acrylic
  PHYSICAL  
D792 Density (lb/in³)
(g/cm³)
0.043
1.18
D570 Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%) 0.3
  MECHANICAL  
D638 Tensile Strength (psi) 8,000 - 11,000
D638 Tensile Modulus (psi) 350,000 - 500,000
D638 Tensile Elongation at Break (%) 2
D790 Flexural Strength (psi) 12,000 - 17,000
D790 Flexural Modulus (psi) 350,000 - 500,000
D695 Compressive Strength (psi) 11,000 - 19,000
D695 Compressive Modulus (psi) -
D785 Hardness, Rockwell M80 - M100
D256 IZOD Notched Impact (ft-lb/in) 0.3
  THERMAL  
D696 Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
(x 10-5 in./in./°F)
5 - 9
D648 Heat Deflection Temp (°F / °C)
at 264 psi
150-210 / 65-100
D3418 Melting Temp (°F / °C) 265-285 / 130-140

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Max Operating Temp (°F / °C) 150-200 / 65-93
C177 Thermal Conductivity
(BTU-in/ft²-hr-°F)
(x 10-4 cal/cm-sec-°C)
3.9
1.2
UL94 Flammability Rating -
  ELECTRICAL  
D149 Dielectric Strength (V/mil) short time, 1/8" thick 400
D150 Dielectric Constant at 60 Hz 4.0
D150 Dissipation Factor at 60 Hz 0.05
  OPTICAL  
- Light Transmission, minimum (%) 92
- Refractive Index 1.48-1.50

[Acrylic material chart]

 

Contact Upland Fab to Learn More About Acrylic Machining

 

Since 1970, Upland Fab has been providing top-flight plastic and composite machining in Southern California. Contact us to discuss your next project or request a quote to get the ball rolling. 

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