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