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Hitachi Newbie
10-09-2013, 08:51 AM
Hi All,

I need to replace a worklight cover inside a lathe. The light is recessed in a box in the cover above the chuck so all I need is a rectangular flat panel cut to size with a hole pattern.

What is the best plastic material to use for chip & coolant resistance and resistance to yellowing / discoloration?

Is there somewhere else I should post this if I am posting in the wrong forum??

TIA,
Hitachi Newbie

underthetire
10-09-2013, 11:30 AM
Hi All,

I need to replace a worklight cover inside a lathe. The light is recessed in a box in the cover above the chuck so all I need is a rectangular flat panel cut to size with a hole pattern.

What is the best plastic material to use for chip & coolant resistance and resistance to yellowing / discoloration?

Is there somewhere else I should post this if I am posting in the wrong forum??

TIA,
Hitachi Newbie

Lexan would have the most impact resistance. All of them will yellow over time. The only way around that is to get a laminated Glass/Lexan/Glass like some safety windows, but that gets expensive. Would be cheaper to cut a couple from Lexan and replace when you replace the work lamps.