Acrylic (Mirrored Blue)
What is mirror acrylic?
Fabback Mirror Acrylic Sheets from Optix are a strong, lightweight thermoplastic material developed as a replacement for glass mirror, especially for use in settings where there is higher material stress, risk of breakage or safety concerns.
Fabback mirror acrylic sheets feature a gray paint backing and a film covered front. The film masking should be left on during handling and fabrication. After fabrication, the film can be peeled off. The durable gray backing is the toughest, most scratch resistant backing in the industry, but should still be handled with care.
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Laser cutting acrylic works beautifully, with most lab cutters cutting thicknesses up to 1/4in and many cutting up to 1/2in or more. Acrylic is a very popular laser cutting material because it cuts at relatively low power and produces a smooth glossy cut edge. Building with acrylic is a great option because acrylic is strong, versatile, and durable enough to withstand the test of time. Unless you need some special material properties, and if you want to laser cut something out of “plastic,” you should use acrylic. Buying acrylic online is the best guarantee of getting a plastic material for your projects.
Specifications and Dimensions
As seen in the photos, this acrylic is mirrored, blue, and opaque. Mirrored acrylic is special because it adds a special reflective look to your acrylic sheet. Mirrored blue, opaque acrylic sheets for laser cutting have many uses!
We stock mirrored acrylic in 1/8 nominal thicknesses. The actual thickness of the "1/8" is 0.118in. Of course, MakerStock provides pre-cut acrylic panels in the right sizes for the laser cutter, or to a size convenient for your project. All MakerStock panel dimensions are cut to tolerances of +0in/-0.188in. That is, the panel will always be up to 3/16in undersized so that it will definitely fit a machine with the corresponding nominal bed size.
Our acrylic comes with a paper or plastic film applied to both sides of the material. This protects it from scratching. Once you’ve finished fabricating your parts, you simply peel off the film.
The density of acrylic is about 1180 kg/m3 or 0.043 lb/in3, so acrylic is quite a bit heavier than wood, but only about 40% of the density of aluminum.
- 1/8 inch 12x12 Blue Mirrored Acrylic
- 1/8 inch 12x20 Blue Mirrored Acrylic
- 1/8 inch 12x24 Blue Mirrored Acrylic