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The difference between PC prototype and acrylic prototype

The difference between PC prototype and acrylic prototype

Many customers are very puzzled when making transparent prototype. They don’t know what transparent material to choose. They can’t distinguish which PC and Acrylic are better and which one is more suitable for their needs. In order for customers to better understand the advantages and disadvantages between them, the key depends on what kind of performance the customer needs to make. The following describes these two similar materials.

PC resistance to neutral oil, strong acid resistance, not durable, not alkali resistance, to add coating UV.But high temperature resistance, lighting effect is good, PC with high transparency, light, impact resistance, sound insulation, heat insulation, difficult to burn, anti-aging and other characteristics, is a high-tech, comprehensive performance is extremely excellent, energy-saving environmental protection plastic plate.PC can generally withstand high temperature, the temperature is about 120-150 degrees.

What are the advantages of acrylic? The most important thing is the high transparency. After polishing, the transparency can achieve the effect of full transparency. This effect is called plexiglass in the industry. This is unmatched by PC materials. Although PC is also transparent, the effect is not as good as acrylic.


What are the disadvantages of acrylic? Everyone knows that glass is very brittle. Acrylic is a kind of organic glass, so its physical characteristics are also very brittle. The shortcoming of poor toughness causes acrylic to be broken by accident. In the process of making the prototype, this is a key need to avoid, so it can only be replaced with other materials, such as PC.

From the above information, we can see that the advantages and disadvantages of PC and acrylic are: the PC material is generally transparent, the toughness is good, and it can withstand high temperatures. Acrylic has good transparency, poor toughness, and high temperature resistance.