PMMA stands for Polymethyl Methacrylate, which is a synthetic polymer more commonly known by its brand names, including Perspex, Plexiglas, and Acrylic. PMMA is a transparent thermoplastic that has several characteristics that make it a popular choice for CNC machining.
PMMA is known for its exceptional optical clarity, making it a suitable material for products that require transparency, such as windows, display cases, lenses, and signage. PMMA is relatively easy to machine using CNC (Computer Numerical Control) equipment. It can be cut, milled, drilled, and shaped with precision, making it a preferred choice for intricate and detailed parts. PMMA is often more affordable than some other transparent materials, making it a cost-effective choice for CNC machining.