Have you thought about using Perspex instead of glass?

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What materials do you consider when you want to create a new product? The material choice will be determined by many factors, including appearance, strength, durability, cost-effectiveness and others. In many cases, you may be thinking about incorporating glass into your design. Perhaps, you need a window for customers to see through? Maybe, you are looking for a way to introduce more light into a property design? If you have been considering using glass, why not choose Perspex instead? While Perspex can often be used in the same way as glass, there are many ways that Perspex can be superior to glass.

Perspex is more durable

The one thing that everyone knows about glass is that it can easily break. If you opt for Perspex instead of glass, your final product will be both lighter and stronger. With Perspex, your product will be able to survive many impacts that would shatter glass into hundreds of tiny shards.  

Working with Perspex is easy

It isn't only the strength or durability of a material that you must consider. The entire manufacturing process must be cost-efficient. The material you choose must be easy to work with. If the material requires complex manufacturing processes or is prone to damage during manufacturing, your production time and associated costs could keep rising. When working with Perspex, you will find that it quickly becomes malleable when heated, and it can be formed into the desired shape. Once the basic shape has been set, simple machining tools can finish the project in any way you desire.

Perspex reduces costs

If you thought that the benefits offered by Perspex would increase manufacturing costs, you may be surprised to know that Perspex can be cast or extruded more cheaply than glass. By opting for a Perspex case rather than a glass one, you can get a more durable product for less than the cost of a glass one. As an additional benefit, Perspex is more impact-resistant than glass, and when Perspex does break, it won't shatter like glass. Instead, Perspex will usually break into larger pieces with dull edges that won't cause the safety hazard which could be posed by shards of glass.

To find out more about the advantages of working with Perspex rather than glass, speak to your local manufacturing company today. They can explain the manufacturing processes involved in working with Perspex and how those processes can create the project you need.