Plastic... care and feeding

and working w/ it…
look to how much there is in your shop… all kinds of parts and components…
doesn’t require special tool to work…

Plastics.pdf (41.7 KB)
Acrylic vs Polycarbonate…pdf (193.6 KB)

Identifying if it’s Acrylic or Polycarbonate
The easy way is by burning.
You will not need to burn a whole piece, just an edge, corner or a small scrap.

no soot or charring
smells like garlic
burns slow

self extinguishing
lots of soot
carbonizes on the burned area

Acrylic glues up very easily…
however, polycarbonate takes a bit more effort…

How to Glue a Polycarbonate Sheet.pdf (29.9 KB)

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