UHMW (Ultra-High Molecular Weight) Polyethylene plastic is an excellent material for wheel guards, armor and other parts of your robot you want to be able to take a hit and bounce back.
It's great for absorbing shocks and weapon hits that would otherwise damage critical components. It's an easy to work with material that you can cut/drill with pretty much anything you'd have in the garage.
- Thickness: 1/4" (6.35mm)
- Density: 0.949g/cm3 (0.544oz/in3)
- Tensile Strength: 4,350-5,800 psi
- Impact Strength: 16.8 ft.-lbs./in
- Hardness: Durometer 65D-67D (Medium)
- Weight (8x10" sheet): - 1/4in: 308g (10.88 oz)