How it can be fabricated
Whether cutting, machining, bending or finishing, Plaskolite acrylic sheet is a fabrication-friendly product. It requires few if any tools beyond those normally found in a well-supplied shop environment, and allows for dozens of methods to achieve a finished product.
Thanks to its inherent thermoplastic properties, acrylic becomes pliable when heated. This permits it to be shaped to virtually any contour, which it holds once cooled. Plaskolite acrylic sheet responds to thermoforming, drape forming and even cold forming when proper methods are utilized.
A variety of tools and methods can be used to cut Plaskolite acrylic sheet, from scoring with a plastic cutter to using table saws, routers or saber saws equipped with commercially-available, acrylic-cutting blades. Edges can even be flame polished with a hydrogen-oxygen torch to achieve a glossy finish.
While Plaskolite acrylic sheet can be ordered in nearly any color, it can also be spray painted and decorated using screen-printing and decorative vinyl films. Fastening options include adhesives, screws, bolts and even ultrasonic welding.
See our fabrication page for more information.
Curves & Right-Angles, Ovals & Squares
The next time you’re walking through an art gallery, your office, or even your home, take a minute to stop and look at the furniture, accessories and art objects you see. Chances are, you’ll find acrylic used as a material choice. This is because acrylic sheet’s easy formability and fabrication-friendly qualities allow it to be formed to nearly any shape imaginable, swooping curves or sharp right-angles, making it an ideal choice for craftsmen and artists.