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antisparkle

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Where to purchase acrylic?
« on: September 23, 2012, 05:44:17 PM »
Hey Guys!


Just wondering where you purchase acrylic locally? Specifically clear acrylic?


Thanks in advance!

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Re: Where to purchase acrylic?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 08:36:57 PM »
Home Depot / Lowes will have some, Skycraft has scrap - although sometimes hard to determine what it is, and you have to be careful...


We've obtained nice large scrap for free from Laird Plastics on LB McLeod Road - the manager is Joel, he's a nice guy, if you call ahead, he will generally set some aside for you. He typically asks that you come by right after lunch time when they are not as busy.




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Re: Where to purchase acrylic?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 01:21:33 PM »
Thanks!


Home Depot worked out just fine. Any suggestions on black acrylic? I'd rather purchase that way if I need a certain size I know I can get it.

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Re: Where to purchase acrylic?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 02:50:33 PM »
McMaster Carr is where I buy all my plastics of late, they ship Next day at Ground shipping prices, and have lots of colors/styles in stock. But, be careful. You MUST be sure of what you are buying, -- not all clear plastics are alike, some can damage the machine, and some are poisonous when cut with a laser. Stay away from PVC/Polycarbonate/"Lexan" at the very least. there is a more complete list of what we can and cannot cut on the wiki.


http://familab.org/wiki/index.php?title=Laser_Cutter


Good luck on your project!

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Re: Where to purchase acrylic?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 04:06:36 PM »
I've been looking at making an order from this place.

 http://www.delviesplastics.com/

Prices are good with a discount for large orders.

Ive been thinking of placing a order with Laird plastics. A 4x8 foot sheet of black acrylic is less than bucks for a square foot. Much cheaper in bulk. Any one interested?  If enough people are I'll set it up.

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Re: Where to purchase acrylic?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 10:55:09 PM »
I ordered from delvies and they have a quantity discount also. I love the stuff i got from them. Also they have a ton of colors

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Re: Where to purchase acrylic?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2012, 01:35:56 AM »
Simply7 , I couldn't find a 4 by 8 sheet.  All of the 1/4 inch looks like 6 dollars a square foot..

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Re: Where to purchase acrylic?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 08:21:03 AM »
Delvie only deals in the small stuff, Laird plastics in orlando is where you can order the large sheets.