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 Post subject: WTB 2mm abs plastic sheet
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:11 pm 
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Where is the best place to buy from? I would like to buy some in black and white because I don't want to use cut up credit cards anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: WTB 2mm abs plastic sheet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:04 am 
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http://www.indplastic.com/index.cfm?fus ... roduct=171

their .090" sheet is equal to about 2.286mm. Personally I think you'd be better served with their .060" sheet which is about 1.524mm. 2mm is a bit on the thick side for easy cutting/snapping. Much easier with the .060" and you still get a relatively stiff puzzle as long as you're not making something huge.

One drawback... minimum $20 orders.

Oh yea, and don't ignore polystyrene sheets as well. Those can be had in .020", .030", and many others in both black and white.

http://www.indplastic.com/index.cfm?id= ... &pageid=63

Both of the above can be welded to each other with solvent.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB 2mm abs plastic sheet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:07 am 
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If you are in the US, here's a link that has been posted before, this one is 1.6mm: http://www.mcmaster.com/#8586k152/=xtx7y

I tried ordering from them. I got this answer: "Thank you for your order. Unfortunately, due to the ever increasing complexity of United States export regulations, McMaster-Carr will only process orders from a few long-established customers in Canada . We sincerely regret any inconvenience this causes you." :(

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http://www.indplastic.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=detail&id=1091650&product=171

Before trying Industrial Plastic Supply, let me ask: can anybody refer me to a Canadian online store? Maybe I can even save in shipping or even arrange a pickup.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB 2mm abs plastic sheet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:03 pm 
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Jin H Kim wrote:
http://www.indplastic.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=detail&id=1091650&product=171

their .090" sheet is equal to about 2.286mm. Personally I think you'd be better served with their .060" sheet which is about 1.524mm. 2mm is a bit on the thick side for easy cutting/snapping. Much easier with the .060" and you still get a relatively stiff puzzle as long as you're not making something huge.

One drawback... minimum $20 orders.

Oh yea, and don't ignore polystyrene sheets as well. Those can be had in .020", .030", and many others in both black and white.

If the $20 minimum is a problem you could try SmallParts.com; they don't have any minimums. (And they claim to ship internationally, if anyone cares to try it.)

ABS 1/8" x 12" x 24" - $10.82 (rather thick)
High Impact polystyrene 0.060" x 12" x 24" - $10.76
High Impact polystyrene 0.030" x 12" x 24" - $4.76
High Impact polystyrene 0.020" x 12" x 24" - $3.75 (rather thin)

I haven't ordered anything from them, but they look like a useful supplier for small quantities of parts & hardware.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB 2mm abs plastic sheet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:24 pm 
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VeryWetPaint wrote:
If the $20 minimum is a problem you could try SmallParts.com; they don't have any minimums. (And they claim to ship internationally, if anyone cares to try it.)

ABS 1/8" x 12" x 24" - $10.82 (rather thick)
High Impact polystyrene 0.060" x 12" x 24" - $10.76
High Impact polystyrene 0.030" x 12" x 24" - $4.76
High Impact polystyrene 0.020" x 12" x 24" - $3.75 (rather thin)

I haven't ordered anything from them, but they look like a useful supplier for small quantities of parts & hardware.


I'll try them out when I have to order some sheet (soon) and let you all know how it goes.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB 2mm abs plastic sheet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:26 pm 
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Jin H Kim wrote:
http://www.indplastic.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=detail&id=1091650&product=171

their .090" sheet is equal to about 2.286mm. Personally I think you'd be better served with their .060" sheet which is about 1.524mm. 2mm is a bit on the thick side for easy cutting/snapping. Much easier with the .060" and you still get a relatively stiff puzzle as long as you're not making something huge.

One drawback... minimum $20 orders.

Oh yea, and don't ignore polystyrene sheets as well. Those can be had in .020", .030", and many others in both black and white.

http://www.indplastic.com/index.cfm?id= ... &pageid=63

Both of the above can be welded to each other with solvent.

One of the things I was planning on making with this plastic sheeting was a 2x2 from 3x3. Would the thickness .09" still be good, and not too flexible?

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 Post subject: Re: WTB 2mm abs plastic sheet
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AT .090" and a size of no more than 1.25" wide at any given dimension, yes, it will be very rigid.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB 2mm abs plastic sheet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:41 pm 
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But what if it was .06"? would that be good? or too flimsy?

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 Post subject: Re: WTB 2mm abs plastic sheet
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:40 pm 
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I don't know if this will be useful to you but Evergreen Scale Models makes styrene sheets in a variety of sizes in both black and white and are available at most well stocked hobby stores.

http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/


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 Post subject: Re: WTB 2mm abs plastic sheet
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:39 pm 
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Jin H Kim wrote:
http://www.indplastic.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=detail&id=1091650&product=171
their .090" sheet is equal to about 2.286mm. Personally I think you'd be better served with their .060" sheet which is about 1.524mm. 2mm is a bit on the thick side for easy cutting/snapping. Much easier with the .060" and you still get a relatively stiff puzzle as long as you're not making something huge.
One drawback... minimum $20 orders.

Since there was a $20 minimum, I order 13 various sheets (by phone, because they don't process international orders online). Later the guy called me to warm me that the shipping would be 70$ instead of the "about $20 to $30" he had mentioned before, plus possible custom charges. So I told him to hold the order. :(

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If the $20 minimum is a problem you could try SmallParts.com; they don't have any minimums. (And they claim to ship internationally, if anyone cares to try it.)

I don't think they have ABS sheets in black. :(

Gene wrote:
I don't know if this will be useful to you but Evergreen Scale Models makes styrene sheets in a variety of sizes in both black and white and are available at most well stocked hobby stores.http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/

So far I haven't been able to find a retailer in my area. I'll keep looking :(

Any Canadians out there using black ABS sheets? Where are you getting them? :?

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