Thickness of shield from plexiglass

Thickness of shield from plexiglass  

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What is the thickness of  shield from plexiglass?

If someone can tell me where I can buy them? and how much those cost? 

Posted : 26/03/2020 9:42 pm
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The community edition (and myself and some other people I know who don't have a laser cutter) ended up using laminating pouches. They're not as transparent as plexi but since the shields are 1-use only it's not that bad. The thickness should definitely be 125 microns or more for the laminating pouches. 80 is too flimsy. I assume the same thing applies to "regular" shields. The normal material used for the shields is APET and I think you can by that on rolls for cutting but I can't help you with that.

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Posted : 27/03/2020 7:52 am
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In Holland I bought PET sheet from Toemen Modelbouw. The protective foil on the sheets says: Covestro Vivak. Maybe this helps people finding the right sheets. I used 0,5 mm but 0,75 also fits in the Prusa head band frame. Sheets are 50 x 25cm

Posted : 27/03/2020 3:15 pm

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