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THERMOPLASTIC SHEET AND EXTRUDED SHAPES

Safety Check

—  Read Chapter 5 on health and safety

—  Obtain professional training and supervision before using power or machine tools

—  Wear a dust mask and use a dust-collection system, or vacuum frequently when sanding

—  Read MSDS information

Thermoplastics include common household materials such as ABS, acrylic, polystyrene, polypropylene, and polycarbonate. These plastics become liquid when heated to their viscous melting temperature, allowing for mass-production injection-molding. Thermoplastics are also extruded or cast into different sizes of tubing and sheet, readily available through commercial retailers for fabrication.

Polystyrene and acrylic sheet and tubing are available in a range ...

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