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21 Cards in this Set

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Corrugated card
- strong and lightweight
- used for packaging protection and point of sale stands
- available in different thicknesses
- laser cut or craft knife
- can be bent by scoring some layers
Mount board
- good quality thick card
- coloured surface
- used for final models
- used for mounting work
- laser cut or craft knife
Tracing paper
- thin, translucent paper
- making copies of drawings
- high cost
Cartridge paper
- good quality white paper
- available in different weights
- general purpose work
- can be used to make simple models
- medium cost
Grid paper
- printed square and isometric grids in different sizes
- a guide for quick sketches and model-making
- low cost
Acrylic
- available in opaque & transparent forms
- shapes include sheet, rod, cubes, balls, tubes, etc.
- it is more flexible and shock resistant than glass.
- can be laser cut
- can be shaped through heat
- thermoplastic
Polystyrene foam (Styrofoam)
- brittle in tension
- lightweight,
- good heat and sound insulation.
- available in blocks
- ideal for sketch modelling & prototyping quick forms

High Impact
Polystyrene sheet
(HIPS)

- lightweight, hard, stiff and brittle
- good water resistance
- vacuum forming
- available in opaque & transparent
- variation of thicknesses (eg. 1-3mm)

Corrugated Polypropylene
(Corriflute)

- lightweight and tough
- stiff, but not very strong
- hard but scratches easily
- can be scored and bent with a craft knife
Grey Card
- range of thicknesses (from 300 microns to 650 microns)
- range of colours including solid white board, grey board and metallic
- used for model
- different applications use different thicknesses
High-density
Polyurethane
(Brown Foam)

- can be shaped using hand and machine tools
- takes fine detail well
- used on CNC milling machines
- can be finished & painted to a high quality
Foam board
- foam covered on both sides with paper or plastic eg. Sandwich
- usually white, although some manufacturers offer it in black
lightweight as well as strong
- available in very large sheets
- architectural modelling
Finnboard
- beige wood pulped paper board that is an ideal material architectural modelling
- versatility over other card materials
- easy to cut and work with
- can be dampened, formed into a curve and once dry, will retain curve.
- lasered although some scorching will occur.
Acetate
- glass-like clarity
- available in wide range of thicknesses .001" - .020"
- available in clear and matte
- easily torn
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
(ABS)

- Strong, tough, hard, lightweight, and durable
- good surface finish
- can be lasercut but smells
Flexiply
- flexible plywood
- will hold its shape once it is glued, laminated or veneered.
- wide range of finished thicknesses can be created by bonding more than one sheet of bendy plywood together
Medium-density FibreBoard
(MDF)

- manufactured board made from wood pulp bonded with urea formaldehyde
- available in larger widths than solid wood.
- can be uniform in different directions.
It is much cheaper than solid wood.
- poor moisture resistance.
Plastazote Foam
- man-made polyethylene foam
- liquids are not readily absorbed
- it is tough and flexible
- if squashed and compressed, each cell acts like a balloon and the foam bounces back to its original shape
- easily shaped and cut.
Plyboard
- a very strong board which is constructed of layers of veneer or piles which are glued at 90 degrees to each other.
Microply
- thin layers of plyboard
- 1.5mm upwards
- has the capability of forming curves
- good adhered to flexiply
Hard Board
- cheaper option than plywood where strength is not required
- one smooth, glossy surface and one textured surface
- very cheap particle board which sometimes has a laminated plastic surface.