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What is thicker engraving plastic sheet ideal for?

A durable option for engraving plastic sheet is to use the 1/8″ or .125″ thickness. Retaining the same engravable cap layer, the big brother to the 1/16″ sheet is ideal for signage, control panels, and applications that require a beefy substrate. With a total thickness of 1/8″, this sheet material is less flexible in nature and best for applying to flat surfaces. Cutting and fabricating 1/8″ thick is a little bit more challenging but still possible using lasers, routing, or rotary engraving systems.

   —Coherent

Mike Fruciano

Mike Fruciano

Mike Fruciano is the Distribution Sales Manager - The Americas 3D Printing & Laser Systems at Coherent Inc. Mike brings 25 years of laser systems, laser processing, and materials experience, and is a frequent writer and speaker on these topics. Contact Mike at 602-616-4971 or at [email protected]

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