Acrylic, Perspex and polycarbonate is a plastic which is often used to substitute glass. It is a flexible and durable material with a large variety of uses not limited to signs, shop fit outs and sales displays. It can be used as lenses and covers for anything, from cameras and Lego displays to TV screens and picture framing.
Hotels, cafes and restaurants have many uses for acrylic/Perspex. It is used for many custom displays, polished block servers, cake platters, cupcake towers, food covers, cake cabinets, sneeze guards table covers, menu boards, trays for food and drinks, food servers, risers, drink towers and storage.
A wide range of businesses and trades use acrylic for its versatility and practicality. These include laser cutters, artists, jewellery makers, event and party planners, chefs, graphic artists, sign makers, engravers, manufacturers, fabricators, schools and artists.
You can cut acrylic with a knife (it is not how we cut it and cannot advise the method) or use power saw or jigsaw with blades used for cutting aluminium (teeth that are close together). You will need to maintain a steady speed (not too fast) and support the acrylic well.
We suggest practicing on scrap with sandpaper and a polishing compound, if you want to do this. Leave flaming for the professionals though as it involves gasses and skill to do so properly.
Neutral cure, silicone adhesive.