Plastic fabrication refers to the manufacture of plastic designs using fabrication techniques such as cutting, welding and folding. Typically, fabrication processes are used to produce components from thinner sheets of material, whereas machining methods are usually preferable for thicker materials, or cylindrical materials such as billet or tube.
Plastic fabrication is an umbrella term that can be used to describe any number of fabrication processes. For example, sheets of plastic material can be profiled via laser cutting, or they can be formed using folding and bending techniques. Plastic welding can also be used to fuse two or more plastic parts together. The processes involved will depend upon the desired design of the product.
Plastic fabrication can be used to produce small and large batches of parts from a range of plastic materials including acrylic, HDPE, PVC and nylon.
Used to produce
Designs made from thin sheets of plastic material.
Plastic fabrication processes can be used on a range of materials including acrylic, HDPE, PVC and nylon.
Encompasses a range of processes and techniques.
Can be used to produce both small and large batches.
Wide range of materials can be used.
Depending on the number of processes involved, plastic fabrication may have a slightly longer lead time attached to it.