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Acrylic Plastic Sheet Fabrication

Plastics assure affordability, durability, and versatility, which is why they are preferred over metals. Today, different types of plastics are used for industrial and commercial applications and acrylic is one of them. This plastic is suited for applications that demand mechanical strength, durability, stiffness, optical clarity, etc. All these properties are offered by acrylic material. A vast number of items can be molded and machined out of acrylic. Ehren-Haus specializes in acrylic plastic sheet fabrication. Owing to our industry experience, well-equipped facility, and in-depth understanding of plastic fabrication processes, our clients usually approach us for complex custom acrylic plastic sheet fabrication projects. We assure one of the fastest turnaround times in the industry.

Types of Acrylic Materials We Work With

Acrylic “represents a family of petroleum-based thermoplastics made from the derivation of natural gas. This material is made from Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), Poly Methyl Methacrylate, or a combination of both .”   It is also known as Polymethyl Methac rylate (PMMC). During acrylic plastic sheet fabrication, we work with a variety of Acrylics. The following are types of acrylic sheets that we commonly use.

Clear Acrylic Sheets

It is the most commonly used acrylic sheet that offers transparency and good moldability.

Solar Tinted Acrylic Sheets

This acrylic sheet offers excellent UV protection. For products exposed to sun frames of the solar panel are made of this sheet.

White Acrylic Sheets

This acrylic sheet is preferable when products with unusual dimensions are to be manufactured. LED fixtures are made out of this sheet.

Abrasion Resistant Acrylic Sheets

It offers high abrasion resistance, therefore products for marine and chemical industries are made of this sheet.

Black & Colored Acrylic Sheets

This acrylic sheet is used to help with branding and making good backgrounds. POP displays used colored sheets to add pizazz, with black being used to control background.

Impact Modified Acrylic

It offers immense mechanical strength therefore is used for heavy-duty device manufacturing.

Along with these types of acrylic, we can work with other types too, however, it varies according to product requirements.

Custom Acrylic Plastic Fabrication Capabilities

Custom acrylic fabrication services involve manufacturing a product according to specific client requirements. Therefore, we implement advanced plastic fabrication technologies for product customization. We employ the following techniques as a part of our custom acrylic fabrication services. 

Vacuum Forming

Vacuum forming is one of the extensive manufacturing processes we involve in our acrylic plastic sheet fabrication. By using vacuum forming, we are capable of manufacturing, intricate shapes, and thin wall products.

Mold Making

Mold making is one of the most important processes in plastic manufacturing. We design soft casting molds for plastic applications.

Casting

Casting is performed as a part of custom acrylic plastic fabrication. By using this technique, we are capable of manufacturing acrylic products with multiple gateways, cavity portions, and intricate parts.

Bonding/Fusing/ Annealing

As we deal with several grades of acrylic plastics, we utilize bonding/fusing/annealing techniques to form required material compositions. We are capable of customizing material according to production requirements by fusing and heat-treating several grades of acrylic.

Cutting

Cutting to size alone or to prepare the sheet for additional processes is done with care and attention to the edge quality left behind.  Cut too quick and chips show up – cut to slow and it begins to gum up. It’s a perfect rate that must be executed.

CNC Machining

We are capable of performing acrylic CNC machining for manufacturing complex yet dimensionally precise products.

Custom Plastic Product Design

Some acrylic products require precise and logical design. It is done using computer-aided drawing (CAD) 3D modeling. From conceptualization to design, tool building, machine selection to manufacturing, everything is performed in-house.

CNC Routing

As a part of acrylic plastic sheet fabrication, we perform CNC routing for cutting, shaping, curvature filleting, corner filleting, polishing, etc.

Polishing

Flame polishing, buffing, solvent and diamond polishing are all techniques we use to polish acrylic.

Bending

To achieve the end result, techniques of bending an acrylic sheet may be required across the sheet or in 1 or multiple places. Bends can be narrow or very wide and anything in between.

Along with these mentioned fabrication capabilities, we also perform additional customization processes such as turning, milling, surface finishing, drilling, tapping, etc. These additional processes are utilized to improve the quality of the product.

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Industries We Serve

We have worked with the following industries so far.

  • Marine

  • Dept Of Defense

  • NOAH

  • Medical Equipment & supply

  • Retail

  • Refrigeration

  • Museums & Zoos

  • Mortuaries / Medical Examiners

Benefits of Acrylic Fabrication Services

The benefits of acrylic fabrication stem from its properties and techniques that we use during custom acrylic plastic fabrication:

Customizable

Our acrylic plastic sheet fabrication process offers customizability by using precise mold making and fabrication processes. Along with advanced plastic fabrication processes, we utilize additional machining processes like drilling, turning, surface modification, etc. This helps in adding any custom feature demanded by the customer.

Suitable

Acrylic is compatible with several manufacturing processes. From basic lathe processing to CNC manufacturing, almost all possible fabrication processes can be used in acrylic product manufacturing.

Strength and Durability

The acrylic possesses a high density between 86.8-89.3 kg/m3. Due to a strong cohesive molecular bonding force, acrylic offers high strength and durability. Also, acrylic offers high strength to weight ratio due to high strength and lightweight. Therefore, acrylic products offer a lightweight yet high impact strength.

Clarity

The Acrylic sheet possesses glass-like properties, as it exhibits excellent clarity and transparency. The acrylic sheet weighs half and has high impact resistance. This is why it is used in a variety of displays, fixtures, and shelves.

 

Why choose Ehren-Haus for Acrylic Fabrication Services

There are several reasons that make us worth being chosen for acrylic plastic fabrication services, and the following pointers will help you understand it better:

1.

Ehren-Haus possess 30 +years of experience in the plastics engineering and fabrication industry. This makes it easy for us to understand client requirements.

2.

Our acrylic plastic fabrication services are compliant with industry standards, namely, AS9100 and ISO9001 compatible.

3.

Our staff holds expertise over design and customization, material selection, manufacturing and fabrication processes efficiency, process traceability, and efficiency improvement analysis. That is why we do not just perform the process of acrylic fabrication but also analyze the process to work on betterment.

4.

We are passionate about technologies and trends that have helped us build a well-equipped facility. This facility also allows us to assure precision and the fastest turnaround times in the industry.

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We operate from a well-equipped and expansive facility in South Carolina, which is built to meet quality procurement initiatives and American vendor standards. Equipped with the state-of-the-art machinery, which enables us to perform all storage, manufacturing, and shipping related activities in-house.

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We can take up projects of any size from prototype to full-scale production.

Do you have a specific requirement for Acrylic plastic sheet fabrication? We can help you. All you have to do is get in touch with our team today.

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