Plexiglas Sheet Cold Forming

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PLEXIGLAS® SHEET: COLD FORMING

Plexiglas® sheet can be cold formed (bent at room temperature) in a smooth arc and held to a radius by forcing the material into a curved channel support. The recommended radius of curvature should be a value greater than 180 times the thickness of the sheet for Plexiglas® G sheet, and 300 times the thickness for Plexiglas® MC sheet (See table below).

Recommended Minimum Radii of Curvature for Cold-formed Plexiglas® Sheet

Nominal sheet thickness Recommended minimum radius (in)
(in)
(mm)
Plexiglas® G
Plexiglas® MC
0.060
1.5
NA
18
0.098
2.5
NA
29
0.118
3
21
35
0.177
4.5
32
53
0.236
6
42.5
71
0.354
8.5
60
100
0.472
12
86
143

Radii of curvature less than those specified may exceed the design stress limits for the material, resulting in crazing.
NA = Not Applicable.

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