polystyrene matte white 1 mm (MS0066)

polystyrene matte white 1 mm
width (mm) height (mm) prijs (€)
210 297 €2.03
500 500 €7.26
1000 500 €12.10
Prices are including 21% vat
Machine dimensions

Properties

CodeMS0066
Also known asPS
Thickness1.0 mm
Thickness tolerance±0.20 mm
Kerf width0.20 mm
Density1050 kg/m3
Protective Foildefault

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.

 

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.

 

Slowmography camera, produced for David Smeulders. The mainframe is created of multiple laser cutted layers of polystyrene and acrylate

polystyrene parts for Slowmography camera