Plexiglass. This transparent plastic is often referred to as Acrylite, Plexiglas, Lucite and Polycast, that happen to be specific brand names of Plexiglass. It’s also known as Acrylic or PMMA which come from it’s chemical name Poly(methyl methacrylate). This material was principally created and introduced to the market in the early 1900′s, and because of its unique properties has become an ideal substitute for glass. Plexiglass is lighter in weight than glass as well as having a much higher impact resistance. Plexiglass is also much easier to handle, cut and fabricate.
bended some 3mm plexi using a regular household iron
Bending Polycarbonate plasticsfabrication.blogspot.com
Great video on how to glue plexiglass sheet.
Drilling plexiglass for Gladiator.
Plexiglass/ Acrylic Flame Polishing plasticsfabrication.blogspot.com
How to glue large areas of plexiglass without bubbles.
This is a clip of a 8 cylinder engine that I made freshman year in college. It was suposed to be a knetic sculpture for my sculpture class. The block and pistons are made of acrilic, the crank shaft is made out of dowels and 20lb foam, and it spins on a old fan motor.
Showing you an awesome technique you can apply to plexiglass as well as some examples