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Red Perspex Sheet (Transparent) 3mm x 1000mm x 600mm

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Red Transparent Perspex 3mm thickness. Size 1000mm by 600mm. Sheets will allow light to pass through clearly. Perspex colour ref 4401.

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4321 £11.30
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This transparent 3mm Red Perspex Acrylic Sheet measures 1000mm x 600mm. The surfaces of the sheets have a high gloss finish. Transparent Perspex sheets will allow light to pass through clearly, enabling objects to be distinguished through the material, though the view is tinted by the colour of the Perspex. We have seen these sheets used to great effect in lighting designs. Kitronik stock a range of colours in our transparent acrylic range.

Features:

  • High gloss surface.
  • Very high light transmission.
  • 'Colour tinted' transparency.
  • Easily laser cut, drilled and thermoformed.

Applications:

Transparent Perspex acrylic sheets have many applications such as lighting designs, point of sale, model making, signs, artistic and architectural installation, casings, etc.

Working with Perspex acrylic sheets:

Perspex is a versatile material that can be cut, drilled, laser cut and thermoformed.

Perspex is a thermoplastic which means that when it is heated above 140-180C it becomes flexible. This allows the material to be formed into the required shape or bent. Once the material cools below 85C it becomes rigid again.

Perspex sheets are often shaped using a CNC router or laser cutter. The edge of laser cut Perspex has a pleasing polished look. If you look carefully at the edge of a piece of laser cut Perspex you can often see slight vertical lines that are caused by the pulses a laser uses when cutting.

If you want to get a perfectly smooth finish on the edge of piece of machined Perspex a polishing technique can be used. Typical polishing techniques include diamond polishing and flame polishing.

It also possible to etch the surface of a Perspex sheet using a laser cutter. This can produce some very pleasing visual effects. The Perspex sheets have a protective film on both faces. If you are etching the material then this should be removed from the surface that is to be etched. If you are just laser cutting then this film can be left in place (if you wish) as it does not create any harmful gases when it is laser cut (unlike PVC).

More detailed information and resources on working with Perspex can be found in our resource section.

Contents:

  • 1 x Red Perspex Acrylic Sheet (Transparent) 3mm x 1000mm x 600mm.

Perspex colour reference code:

  • 4401.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 1000mm.
  • Width: 600mm.
  • Thickness: 3mm (nominal).

Tolerances:

The manufacturing tolerance for the thickness of cast Perspex acrylic sheets are the stated thickness +/-10% plus +/- 0.4mm. This means a 3mm Perspex sheet could be between 2.3mm and 3.7mm in thickness.

Resources:

Note:

  • On all Plywood, MDF and Perspex Sheet Orders (excluding A4 size) there is a flat delivery charge of £6.50 per order in the U.K. (£18.00 for remote locations).
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What to do with scrap Perspex?
If you've ever done any projects involving Perspex, no matter how careful you've been to maximise your usage, you'll always have at least some scrap Perspex left over. Harry Gowlett, a second year Secondary Design and Technology Education student at Nottingham Trent University, shares some excellent tips on how you might recycle your Perspex offcuts into useful items.
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How to cut Perspex
This Kitronik University course is part of the working with materials course, and covers how to cut and scribe Perspex.
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Perspex Preparation and After-care
This Kitronik University course is part of the working with materials course, and covers aspects of preparing Perspex before work, and after-care.
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Engraving, Finishing and Polishing Perspex
This Kitronik University course is part of the working with materials course, and covers aspects of engraving, finishing, and polishing Perspex.
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Drilling, Screwing and Tapping Perspex
This Kitronik University course is part of the working with materials course, and covers aspects of drilling, tapping and screwing Perspex.
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Laser Cutting Perspex
Some detail into laser cutting and scribing Perspex Acrylic Sheets.
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Machining and Routing Perspex
Some detail into sawing, machining and routing Perspex Acrylic Sheets.

Questions:

Posted by Gopal, Monday, 15 September 2014 on product Red Perspex Sheet (Transparent) 3mm x 1000mm x 600mm

Question:

Can you please tell me the percentage drop in transparency for yellow, green and blue lights assuming there is no loss for red light? Is there a transparency curve for the sheet?

Answers:

  • Posted by Aaron Sturman on Monday, 15 September 2014
    Hi, I don't have that data unfortunately!
Posted by tom aalders, Thursday, 11 September 2014 on product Red Perspex Sheet (Transparent) 3mm x 1000mm x 600mm

Question:

Hi. I was wondering if you can vacuum form the clear perspex.

Answers:

  • Posted by Aaron Sturman on Thursday, 11 September 2014
    I've seen some youtube videos of people having a lot of success vacuum forming acrylic, so it should be ok. I imagine it depends on your equipment though.
Posted by Phil, Monday, 3 September 2012 on product Red Perspex Sheet (Transparent) 3mm x 1000mm x 600mm

Question:

Could I clarify with you please. If I have a light behind the Red Transparent perspex, will it shine a red glow through it? Which is what I want. Kind regards Phil Hodgetts

Answers:

  • Posted by Kevin Spurr on Monday, 3 September 2012
    Hello Phil, If you shine a light through red transparent Perspex you will get a red light. Transparent Perspex is see through like clear Perspex but with a red tint. It will not diffuse the light in any way.

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