What is Plastic Fabrication? Everything You Need to Know

Plastic fabrication

What is Plastic Fabrication?

Plastic fabrication is the transformation of raw plastic materials into finished products – from household items to complex industrial components – through the use of various techniques. The versatility and adaptability of plastics make them a preferred material in a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and consumer goods, so it’s important to fully understand the scope of the question, “What is plastic fabrication?” Read on to discover the different methods, finishing processes, benefits, and challenges of plastic fabrication.

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10 Acrylic Plastic Safety Tips To Know


Proper PPE for handling acrylic plastic safely

Whether you’re a professional manufacturer or a DIY enthusiast exploring new creative avenues, acrylic plastic is an undeniably valuable material. Its versatility, clarity, and ease of use make it suitable for a wide range of projects, from sleek signage to intricate artwork. In this guide, we’ll delve into essential     acrylic plastic safety tips to equip you with the knowledge and precautions necessary to work with this material.

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Can You Tint Plexiglass?

Acrylic, or plexiglass, is available in a variety of colors and opacities. It can be easily tinted with almost any color by adding a small amount of dye during the manufacturing process. But it is rather difficult to tint plexiglass after it has been produced. Standard window-tinting materials for glass film will not work on plexiglass, so specialized films are required to tint plexiglass sheets.

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How to Properly Handle PP Plastic Recycling

One of the most adaptable plastics on the market is polypropylene (aka PP Plastic). PP plastic is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic known for its durability and versatility. So, it’s not surprising that it’s the second most widely used commodity plastic after polyethylene (PET).

When choosing which plastic to use, you might want to consider the environmental impact the material will have when you no longer need it. With that in mind, here’s what you need to know about PP plastic recycling.

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How to Clean a Polycarbonate Pergola Roof

There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting in the shade on a beautiful, sunny day. One way to enjoy the outdoors without exposing yourself to the sun’s harmful rays and extreme heat is with a polycarbonate pergola roof. One of its many benefits is that the material is relatively low maintenance, so you can enjoy it for many years without wasting time on treatments or constant cleaning.

Of course, it’s important to care for your investment, and knowing how to clean your polycarbonate pergola roof will ensure it will be at your disposal for plenty of summers in the future.

How to clean your polycarbonate roof

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Lucite vs Acrylic: Understanding the Key Differences

Is it Lucite? Is it Acrylic? Does it matter? The terms (and materials) Lucite and Acrylic may be used interchangeably, but there are some differences. Here, we discuss those key differences and why you may choose Lucite vs acrylic in certain use cases. 

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All You Need to Know About Acetal Plastic

When you are looking for the strength of a metal but the benefits of using plastic, consider acetal plastic. The thermoplastic was originally developed as an alternative to metal due to its tensile strength, low friction, and high-wear resistance. At Acme Plastics, we offer a variety of acetal plastic pieces in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Keep reading to learn more about the material, including its properties and uses.

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What is Polyester? Essential Things to Know

From clothing and home furnishings to tires and sports gear, polyester is one of the world’s most popular textiles and is used in thousands of different consumer and industrial applications. But what is polyester? Since it is such a big part of our everyday lives, it makes sense that we understand how polyester is made, as well as its pros and cons.

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Tips for Hanging Acrylic Signs

Acrylic signs are a valuable tool for businesses. For a retail location, they can be used to attract customers and guide visitors around a storefront. With corporate offices, acrylic signs can help employees and clients find their way around a building.

While you want to find the optimal places for your acrylic sign, you also want to be sure to hang them properly so that they look their best and last for years to come. With that in mind, we’ve come up with some tips and tricks on how to hang acrylic signs.

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Best Practices for Choosing a Plastics Supplier

Plastic is flexible, literally, and figuratively, providing a wide range of use cases. It can used to keep us safe, such as bullet-resistant shields and eyewear lenses. It can be energy efficient, such as greenhouse panels and UV-resistant acrylic windows. It can used to provide style and function, such as acrylic furniture and retail displays. But no matter what you are using it for, you want plastic to be made from high quality materials from a reputable plastic supplier.

Acme Plastics uses the highest quality materials available to distribute, fabricate, and manufacture products. Then there’s selection, stock, shipping, service, and satisfaction to consider. At Acme Plastics, we are proud to offer all the above—and competitive pricing. Read on to learn more about these best practices that we’ve adhered to as a plastic supplier in the USA since 1943.

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Simple Tips for Working with Starboard

When it’s time to replace wood, plastic, or laminate items, many boaters and boat builders are turning to Marine Board, most known as Starboard. This polyethylene polymer sheet product won’t rot, splinter, swell or delaminate. And if that wasn’t enough, Starboard doesn’t require any painting, finishing, or maintenance. It can also be bent or thermoformed into different shapes and various effects, and while it can withstand most blunt impacts, it is easy to work on with woodworking tools including jigsaws, circular saws, drills, sanders, and routers.

But before you start planning your next project, check out these tips for working with Starboard.

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