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Bending and Forming of Plastics

Dynalab Corp. custom plastic fabrication department machines products for use in laboratories, industry, education and even the home. Bending and forming plastics is a very common procedure in our plastic fabrication shop.

Certain plastics have a tendency to waver on the bend. A good way to avoid this is to score the plastic lightly before bending... forcing the bend to follow the straight score.

Heat Bending Plastic

Clear Acrylic pieces are shown above in a heat bend machine used to form our laboratory wipe dispensers.

   Cold Bending Plastic

As shown in the photo above, Polycarbonate is a unique material in that it can undergo a process called "cold bending". A sheet of polycarbonate is being bent to a 45° angle in a Press Brake.

Bent and formed acrylic beta protection shieldImage at left shows a stock Bench Top Beta Protection Shield.

This bent shield starts with a rectangular piece of acrylic that is machined to the profile then bent in two different places and flame polished with feet applied. Finished dimensions of this piece are 20"W x 12"D x 20"H.