One of the commonly used materials for plastic sheet fabrication is Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, commonly known as ABS plastic. ABS plastic is recognized for its toughness, impact resistance, and heat resistance. The material offers a wide range of operating temperatures from -20° C to 80° C. Therefore, the ABS material is commonly preferred for molding, fabricating, and extrusion type of plastic manufacturing processes. Since the material offers flexibility with molding and forming different shapes and making changes to the manufactured products, it can be used for manufacturing a wide range of products. Ehren-Haus holds expertise in several plastic fabrication methods. We guarantee the quickest turnaround without jeopardizing the quality of production.
In fabrication and forming of ABS, Ehren-haus Industries uses various grades to meet the end use and environment the parts being produced will be exposed to. We are always sensitive to practicing sustainability. Therefore our usual go-to grade is regrind with a virgin cap. ABS is available in a “utility” grade (make of primarily rgrind materials) as well as a virgin grade (no regrind).
Owing to the procurement of advanced equipment and skilled operators at Ehren-Haus, we are capable of offering the ABS sheet fabrication services within the shortest possible turnaround time. We value technological integrity, therefore, we consistently put efforts into advancing quire facility with the latest technologies.
What is Our Process?
We accept designs for your plastic parts in IGS, CAD, and DXF formats. The designs are analyzed and discussed with the client for clarity. Any design changes are suggested in the initial stages. The prototype building begins after seeking their approval.
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The ABS plastic being a material that offers manufacturing flexibility, the ABS sheets can be fabricated in different ways. The following are some plastic fabrication processes that we employ for ABS plastic fabrication.
Thermoforming is a highly suitable method of ABS sheet fabrication. In this process, the ABS sheets are heated at a certain temperature to soften the material. Once the sheet becomes soft it is placed on a mold to take its form. In this process, sometimes, the ABS sheet takes the form of mold naturally without any external force. However, if the sheet thickness is more, then an external force is applied by using plunges, or mechanical presses.
Vacuum forming is quite similar to thermoforming. In this process, the heated ABS sheet is placed on the mold or a mandrel or a fixture using vacuum pressure. This technique is highly suitable for making hollow objects from ABS material.
We utilize heat bending or line bending for manufacturing products like ABS tables, boxes, etc. In the heat bending, the heated ABS sheet is placed on the fixture and is bent along the angle to form another shape. On the other hand, in line bending, the sheets are often bent in specific angles like 90, 45, 60-degree angles over a strip heater.
We offer mechanical or CNC routing for cutting, edge filleting, sheet corner filleting, curvature polishing, etc. We choose CNC routing, in general, to gain precision and dimensional stability while working with close tolerances in ABS plastic product manufacturing.
Drape forming is a process in which a heated ABS sheet is placed on a mandrel and then can be pressed or bent over it to take a shape without the use of vacuum pressure. We can fabricate the ABS sheets in hollow shapes or open-loop shapes using this technique.
Drilling, tapping, de-burring, adhesion and chemical bonding are all techniques and processes that we use to complet the parts or item to the requirements & specifications needed to achieve the end result.
The material offers several benefits that reflect as ace factors in the fabrication techniques we opt for. The following are significant benefits of our ABS fabrication services.
ABS is quite a flexible material. It is one of the thermoplastics that are suitable for a wide range of plastic production or manufacturing processes. Due to its properties like quick moldability, strong molecular bonding, high-temperature tolerance, dimensional stability, etc, it is compatible with various manufacturing processes like heat bending, molding, casting, forming, etc.
Since ABS plastic offers high impact sustainability, temperature resistance, chemical and moisture resistance, high mechanical strength, etc, it can be used for tactical products for industries like military, aerospace, aircraft, etc. The product made of ABS can be used for applications under harsh environmental conditions.
The average life-cycle of ABS products is almost 20 to 35 years if manufactured with a suitable manufacturing technique. Therefore, even in the harsh environmental conditions, the durability of ABS plastic products is extremely high.
ABS plastic makes an excellent material choice for rapid prototyping. It is commonly used for 3D printing prototyping. The molecular bonding force between the monomer molecules in ABS is quite strong. It also offers quite thermos-melting and rapid setting, therefore the speed of prototyping increases.
ABS is 100% recyclable material. The used or scrap ABS can be easily recycled and used by mixing with a small quantity of virgin ABS material to retain its original properties.
We can speak of several reasons for being an ideal custom ABS plastic sheet fabrication company, however, the following are a few significant factors we stand out for.
At Ehren-Haus, we follow AS9100 and ISO9001 industry standards. We have received industry certifications like FSC, FDA-Medical Grade 1, NAICS, etc. Therefore, our production is absolutely compatible with the topmost standards of plastic quality production.
We hold over 35 years of experience in plastic production. We have been offering ABS sheet fabrication services for several years, therefore, hands-on-experience brings precision and quality to the products.
We own an extensive manufacturing facility solely dedicated to plastic production, packaging, and logistics departments. It is procured with the state-of-the-art type of equipment therefore, we can perform every production method in-house.