Slightly OT: tips for fabricating with plexiglass?

From: Stan Barr <>
Date: Sun Jan 16 09:53:16 2005


> On Sat, 2005-01-15 at 18:51 -0800, Computer Collector Newsletter wrote:
> > I've heard some horror stories about whole (expensive!) sheets of plexiglass
> > simply breaking in half when incorrectly drilled through.
> Question - is plexiglass the same as perspex, or is it a totally
> different animal?

They're similar, both are trade names for a type of transparent synthetic
resin. Perspex is, I think, more similar to Lucite, or is that yet
another trade name for the same thing?

Over the years I've used "Perspex", "Lucite" and "Plexiglass" (courtesy
of the US Air Force!) and they appear to be identical.

Stan Barr
The future was never like this!
Received on Sun Jan 16 2005 - 09:53:16 GMT

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