In the prototype industry, the main plastic materials used to make plastic prototype are ABS, PC, PMMA, etc., very few will use nylon, POM, etc. Plastic is not strange to us, the prototype is also very familiar, so which material should be used to make the two better together, Startprototyping shares you some.


ABS: ABS is an emerging material in the plastic prototype industry. Its full name is acrylonitrile/butadiene/styrene copolymer plate. It is the most widely used polymer with the largest yield. It organically unifies the various properties of PS, SAN and BS, and possesses excellent mechanical properties of toughness, hardness and stiffness. It is characterized by excellent impact strength, good dimensional stability, dyeing, good molding and mechanical processing, high mechanical strength, high stiffness, low water absorption, good corrosion resistance, simple connection, non-toxic and tasteless, with excellent chemical and electrical insulation properties. It can resist heat and deformation, and has high impact toughness at low temperature. It is also a hard, not easy to scratch, not easy to deformation of the material.


PC: PC is polycarbonate as the main component, the use of co-extrusion technology from a high quality plate. As its surface is covered with a layer of high concentration of ultraviolet absorbent, in addition to the characteristics of UV resistance and can maintain long-term weather resistance, never fade.


PMMA or acrylic: acrylic is spelled as acrylic, which translates as plexiglass. The chemical name is polymethyl methacrylate. It is an important thermoplastic developed earlier, with good transparency, chemical stability and weather resistance, easy to dye, easy to process and beautiful appearance. It is widely used in the construction industry. Plexiglass products can usually be divided into pouring board, extrusion board and plastic mold.

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