What thickness of acrylic to use?
February 18, 2011
(hopefully this is the right place to post this)
So, I'm in the planning stage of my first project, and I got everything pretty much narrowed down to what I want to use.
The only question that remains for now is:
I want to build my hexapod from acrylic plates, and now I am wondering what thickness to use.
It's pretty tough stuff but still light, I don't want it to be too thin so things will start bending, but I don't want to go overboard and use real thick stuff, so it will be a fat bot.
I can get 2mm plates from the DYI store around the corner, for a pretty good price, but I figure that will be a bit on the thin side?
I could, ofcourse, work with 2 layers of plates, but that will not be as pretty as I want it to be.
Any tips on this?