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How much weight can plexiglass hold? Answered

Tell me the thickness and what it can withstand. possible ible for the near future from me. thanks

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kelseymhBest Answer (author)2009-04-29

A not-quite-trivial Google search (you have to know the right engineering terms) can lead you to the answer. I searched for "plexiglas mechanical properties" (correct spelling is important), which led me to the manufacturer's Web site.

There, I followed the "Technical Data" link and got to a PDF file with everything you need. Page 5 has all the mechanical stuff.

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illdoyourdrugs (author)kelseymh2009-05-10

I have no idea what any of that means on the pdf but thanks.

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NachoMahma (author)kelseymh2009-04-29

. Well done, Herr Googlemeister.

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NikonDork (author)2009-04-29

Wouldn't it of been better to give us a rough idea what you need accomplished so we can just tell you what thickness you should use?

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frollard (author)NikonDork2009-04-30
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ekjfinn (author)frollard2010-09-17

The pdf, and website link no longer work

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whisperonthewind (author)ekjfinn2010-09-19

Check with Tap Plastics - www.tapplastics.com I think. I found this, which is one type of acrylic and may be different from what you're using. The weight support would be dependent on the thickness, of course, but they have a lot of different types and will know if you check with them.

http://www.tapplastics.com/uploads/pdf/FF%20Physical%20Properties.pdf

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