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CNC Machining Acrylic(PMMA) Service

PMMA (acrylic) is a transparent and durable plastic that is often used in outdoor applications due to its UV and weather resistance.

DEK provides a one-stop CNC processing acrylic (PMMA) on-demand service, from prototypes to mass production, you can get high-precision custom acrylic (PMMA) parts. We have advanced processing equipment and top processing technology to meet your project needs and deliver quickly!

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PMMA (Acrylic)  in CNC Machining

Acrylic, also known as PMMA, is a polymer material with excellent optical transparency, weatherability and chemical resistance. Acrylic is lightweight but strong, unbreakable and has excellent processing properties.

DEK has highly sophisticated CNC machining centers, laser cutting machines, hot bending machines, and screen printing equipment to meet a wide range of complex shapes, and we use advanced technology to ensure that each part meets strict quality standards. The types of acrylic we regularly process include clear acrylic, colored acrylic, UV-resistant acrylic, and scratch-resistant acrylic in a variety of sizes to meet the diverse needs of our customers.

DEK is a trusted and professional acrylic machining parts manufacturer, our high precision custom acrylic machining services provide high quality parts for industries such as advertising and construction, ideal for advertising signs, display stand shades, nameplates, panels and decorative parts, we are committed to providing our customers with high quality and efficient acrylic machining services!

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Basic Knowledge of PMMA (Acrylic)

What is PMMA (Acrylic)?

PMMA, or acrylic, is a clear and durable plastic often used for outdoor applications due to its UV resistance and weatherability. It's commonly chosen for transparent needs like signage and displays, as well as for wear-resistant purposes in automotive parts. It is a cost-effective alternative to glass, being significantly cheaper. Although not as hard as glass, PMMA is more impact-resistant and less prone to shattering.

Additionally, it is lighter than glass, so it is easier to handle and install. PMMA is resistant to many chemicals, although certain solvents can cause it to craze or crack. The purity of the raw material influences whether the plate will bend, deform, or shrink and whether the surface will be chapped during processing. It's a popular material for CNC machining due to its ease of work, toughness, and precise machinability.

Advantages of PMMA (Acrylic)

  • Transparency
  • UV resistance
  • Lightweight
  • High impact strength
  • Chemical resistance
  • Easy to fabricate
  • Weather resistance
  • Versatility in applications
  • Cost-effective
  • Wide range of colors

Applications of PMMA (Acrylic)

  • Transparent windows and skylights
  • Automotive headlights and taillights
  • Signage and display boards
  • Lighting fixtures and lampshades
  • Optical lenses
  • Dental prosthetics
  • Protective screens and barriers
  • Aircraft canopies
  • Art and sculpture displays
  • Acrylic nails

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Machining PMMA (Acrylic) Buying FAQ

Please describe your requirements in detail (material, quantity, process, etc.) and attach 2D/3D drawings via the online form or send an email directly to quote@dekmake.com, and you will receive our reply within 6 hours.
Yes, we understand the importance of prototypes to you, so we will sign a confidentiality agreement and fully comply with it.
Our custom acrylic costs depend on the quantity of your project, the complexity of the processing, and the surface treatment process. You can send us your project requirements through our online quotation or email quote@dekmake.com to evaluate the price.
PMMA, or polymethyl methacrylate, is not inherently scratch-resistant. While it has good optical clarity and can be polished to a high shine, it is relatively softer than other materials. To enhance scratch resistance, surface treatments or coatings can be applied.
PMMA is not commonly used in 3D printing due to its high melting temperature and tendency to warp during the printing process. However, some advanced 3D printing technologies, like high-temperature printers, can handle PMMA.
Exposure to low temperatures makes it more prone to brittleness, and prolonged sunlight exposure can cause degradation, further increasing its brittleness. Additionally, sharp corners or notches act as stress concentrators, contributing to the material's overall brittleness.
PMMA is not soluble in water. It is relatively inert to water, which makes it suitable for applications where water resistance is essential. However, it can be dissolved in some organic solvents like acetone and chloroform.

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