Wow. Obviously there is considerable knowledge and expertise regarding plastics from you dudes in this thread. Which brings me to my question:
I hve been working on the design for a set of HAKAs for my TI. The image below shows one of the initial prototypes. The prototype has been machined out of 1/4 " plywood simply to test design. I've made a bunch of modifications based on this and soon would like to CNC out of plastic. I have a supplier, but am unsure specifically what type of plastic to machine it out of.
The design is based on a top panel that at this point is 1/2" with all of the spars being CNCd out of 1/4" stock. My supplier has a ron of different plastic stock in 48"x96" sheets. I'm trying to decided between PVC, ABS and polycarbonate, but have no real idea what the benefits and limitations of each material would be. As an aside, I plan to use some type of adhesive to glue up the HAKAs and I wanted them in black. I believe all three materials come in black. Any help figuring this out would be great.