Acrylic Sheets Cut-to-Size Silk Road Trading Egypt Plastics offers cut-to-size clear and colored acrylic or plexiglass sheets. Choose the exact size of the cut-to-size sheet or panel you need to complete your project without waste.
Tolerances for the length and width of standard cut-to-size acrylic plexiglass panels range +/-1/8″ (but these do tend to be more precise). If you or your team require a greater degree of accuracy, please contact us.
Tolerances for acrylic sheet thickness can range between +10% and – 10% . These can differ throughout the plexiglass panel, but variations are typically less than 5%. Nominal and actual sheet thicknesses can be found below:
- 0.06″ plexiglass sheet = 1.5mm plexiglass sheet
- 0.08″ plexiglass sheet = 2mm plexiglass sheet
- 0.09″ plexiglass sheet = 2.3mm plexiglass sheet
- 0.098″ plexiglass sheet = 2.5mm plexiglass sheet
- 1/8″ plexiglass sheet = 3mm plexiglass sheet = 0.118″ plexiglass sheet
- 3/16″ plexiglass sheet = 4.5mm plexiglass sheet = 0.177″ plexiglass sheet
- 1/4″ plexiglass sheet = 5.5mm plexiglass sheet = 0.217″ plexiglass sheet
- 3/8″plexiglass sheets = 9mm plexiglass sheets = 0.354″ plexiglass sheet
- 1/2″ plexiglass sheet = 12mm plexiglass sheet = 0.472″ plexiglass sheet
- 3/4″ plexiglass sheet = 18mm plexiglass sheet = 0.709″ plexiglass sheet
- 1″ plexiglass sheet = 24mm plexiglass sheet = 0.945″ plexiglass sheet
- 1.25″ plexiglass sheet = 30mm plexiglass sheet = 1.18″ plexiglass sheet
- 1.5″ plexiglass sheet = 38mm plexiglass sheet = 1.50″ plexiglass sheet
- 2″ plexiglass sheet = 50mm plexiglass sheet = 1.97″ plexiglass sheet
- 3″ plexiglass sheet = 75mm plexiglass sheet = 2.95″ plexiglass sheet
Plexiglass Acrylic Sizing
At Silk Road Trading Egypt Plastics, our standard panel sizes can be found on our main acrylic sheets page.
However, if you need plexiglass acrylic sheets in other sizes (such as 4×8, 4×10, 4×12, 5×7, 6×10, 8×10, 12×12, 12×36, 14×14, 18×24, 24×36, 30×36), we recommend choosing from our cut-to-size options on this page.
Can Plexiglass Be Cut?
Yes, plexiglass can be cut. In fact, plexiglass can be shaped in many ways and cut with a variety of tools including but not limited to a jigsaw, a scoring knife, a laser, a Dremel, and a saw.
How Do You Cut Thick Acrylic?
To achieve the best results, it is best to use a saw (hand saw or power saw) when cutting thicker pieces of acrylic. Steps to cut your piece should be as follows:
Measure and mark where you want to cut your plexiglass
Position your plexiglass on a sturdy table
Place the piece you wish to cut over the edge
Begin to saw through your acrylic
Can You Cut Acrylic With A Dremel?
Dremels are a popular way of cutting thin acrylic sheets, as Dremels are more accessible than most professional tools. As a result, Dremel with special acrylic cutting bits is commonly used among those who enjoy home projects.
How Do You Cut Shapes In Acrylic?
First and foremost you will want to properly measure and mark where you want to cut your acrylic sheet. From there you’ll want to choose your tool accordingly. Consumers will typically want to stick to tools such as a Dremel with an appropriately sized drill. However, many workshops and manufacturers can use a jigsaw or laser cutting to cut shapes for better precision.
For more intricate designs you may want to play around with extruded vs acrylic plastic. Each will give you vastly different results for engraving and designing.
Can You Cut Acrylic With A Jigsaw?
Yes, you can cut acrylic with a jigsaw. This has many benefits as it is a handheld tool that allows you to have more control over cutting your shapes. Using a jigsaw is a great option if you plan to cut more curves or circular designs into your sheet.
Can A Glass Cutter Cut Acrylic?
Yes, plexiglass acrylic is very versatile and can in fact be cut by a glass cutter. Plexiglass is shatterproof and does not require a glass cutter, however, it can in fact be used to cut plexiglass.
How Do You Cut Curves In Plexiglass?
In order to cut curves into plexiglass, you can opt for a jigsaw, a Dremel, or you can take a more manual approach. This would include using a table saw with closely spread teeth, cutting the edges off of the sides around your acrylic to make it as circular as possible. Then, sand the circumference of your sheet.
What Kind Of Blade Do I Use To Cut Plexiglass?
An industry favorite way to cut thin plexiglass is through the use of a circular saw blade with carbide-tipped metal. If your plexiglass is on the thicker side, it is advised that you use a saw.
What’s The Easiest Way To Cut Plexiglass?
Does plexiglass break?
Plexiglass is shatter-resistant and has 17 times the impact strength of glass but can be broken when enough force is applied. However, when plexiglass does break, it does not shatter into sharp pieces, like its glass counterpart.
Does plexiglass come in colors?
Plexiglass comes in a large variety of colors and opacities. Popular colors include blue, red, bronze, white, black, yellow, and green. Many colors are available as transparent, translucent, or opaque options. At Silk Road Trading Egypt we carry a wide selection of colors for your team to choose from.
How do you cut thin plexiglass by hand?
Plexiglass can be cut by hand using a scoring knife or a Dremel tool. In both instances, you would use a marker or ruler to indicate where you intend to cut it. To cut the material with a scoring knife, you should make a small cut in the marked area. Then place the sheet on a table with the marked side facing up. Bend the acrylic over the edge to cut the acrylic sheet. For a Dremel, you should clamp the material down and slowly make the cut. Water will help ensure that the Dremel does not overheat and ruin the plastic. Sand the acrylic after for a smooth edge. More detailed instructions can be found here.
How much does 1/4 inch plexiglass weigh?
Typical cast and extruded ¼ inch plexiglass weigh roughly 1.45 lbs per square foot. It is about half the weight of most glass.
Is plexiglass good for windows?
Plexiglass has many benefits that make it ideal for windows. Plexiglass is more transparent than glass, allowing about 10% more light to pass through. Plexiglass is also shatter-resistant making it a safer option than glass.
Is plexiglass stronger than glass?
Plexiglass has approximately 17 times the impact strength of glass, making it ideal for windows, retail displays, and other applications.
What size does plexiglass come in?
Plexiglass comes in a variety of thickness, typically thicknesses are 1/16″, 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/4″, 1/2″, 1″, 1.25″, 1.5″, 2″, 2.5″, 3″, and 4″. Typical sheet sizes are 2’x4′, 4’x4′, 4’x6′, 4’x8′, 4’x10′, 5’x8′, 6’x8′ and 6’x10′.