polystyrene matte white 0.5 mm (MS0065)

polystyrene matte white 0.5 mm
width (mm) height (mm) prijs (€)
210 297 €0.96
500 500 €3.40
1000 500 €5.66
Prices are including 21% vat and excluding cutting costs
Machine dimensions


Also known asPS
Thickness0.5 mm
Thickness tolerance±0.20 mm
Kerf width0.20 mm
Density1050 kg/m3
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A low-cost plastic known for its use in drinking cups and food packaging.

Polystyrene is soft and flexible and can be thermoformed. To a certain extent it can also be cold-formed; it is possible to make folded products with thin sheets of the material.


YM lamp, design Rein Reitsma

Typical applications: Polystyrene is often used in models and prototypes due to the low cost of the material. Other examples include lampshades, templates and advertising products.

Design: During the design process, make sure that the details are not made too small, as they are likely to melt away or close up as a result of laser cutting. Keep a distance of at least 2 mm between the cutting lines. Acrylic is more suitable for detailed work.

Appearance: Laser cutting results in a small raised edge along the cut on the surface and underside. It may be possible to remove this with a knife or by sanding. Laser-cutting does not discolour the material.
Polystyrene is not well suited to surface engraving. Line engraving is possible but may result in a raised melted edge. Discolouration does not occur and the contrast of the engraved line is low as a result. It is advised that engravings intended purely for indicative purposes are not made too small.


YM lamp, lasercut from polystyrene 0.5 mm. Design: Rein Reitsma