Slightly OT: tips for fabricating with plexiglass?

From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Sun Jan 16 11:42:24 2005

On Jan 16 2005, 15:53, Stan Barr wrote:

> > 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
> 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"
> of the US Air Force!) and they appear to be identical.

They're all acrylic resins, but while in my possibly limited experience
Perspex and Lucite seem to be trade names for much the same stuff,
Plexiglass seems to be more brittle.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Sun Jan 16 2005 - 11:42:24 GMT

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