Custom Plastic Fabrication
Custom fabrication of plastics is our specialty at Plas-Tech Fabrications. We can take a unique design for an item in plastic, work with you to select the best plastics material for the job, then fabricate a prototype and bring the item to full-volume production.
Custom Fabrication Capabilities
At Plas-Tech, we specialize in complex and high-quality custom plastic fabrication. Our process capabilities include:
- CNC machining
- Precision machining
- Vacuum forming
- Plastic welding
- Hot air welding
- Extrusion welding
- Cut to size
We are experienced in custom fabricating the following types of plastics products:
- Tanks and vessels
- Industrial piping
- Screen pipe
- Fire retardant wall covering
- POP displays
- Museum display cases
- Aircraft interiors
- Clean room & lab equipment
- …and more
We are able to custom fabricate using the following plastic materials, which we can also supply in raw form to you:
- Acrylics (ESD, tinted, coloured)
- Mechanical plastics
- HDPE, LDPE
- PVC, CPVC
- Polycarbonates (Lexan*)
- PVDF (Kynar)
- …and others
In addition, our finishing services are second to none. Your custom fabricated plastic product will be expertly finished to your satisfaction, including edges, corners and all aesthetic details.
Prototypes to Volume Production
With our custom plastic fabrication capabilities, we can take a customer’s unique design for an item in plastic, work with them to select the best plastics material for the job, then fabricate a prototype and bring the item to full-volume production.
Plas-Tech Fab has more than 50 years of custom plastic fabrication, plastic welding, vacuum forming and precision machining experience and exceptional material knowledge. We are able to advise customers to optimize their plastics designs and to select the ideal plastic materials for each job. We specialize in complex and high-quality custom plastic fabrication, making us the go-to fabricators for tough and mission-critical plastic fabrication jobs.
We work closely with North American customers to fabricate, weld and CNC machine their designs in a wide range of synthetic materials.
About Custom Plastic Fabrication
If you’re new to custom plastic fabrication, we’d be happy to guide you through the process. The following are definitions of various custom plastic fabrication processes that we use at Plas-Tech Fabrications.
CNC Machining. CNC is an acronym for computer numerically controlled. It refers to automated machine tools that are run with pre-programmed software. In the world of custom plastic fabrication, CNC machining is popularly used for detailed routing and cutting of plastics and to cut and bend plastics into unique shapes – for example, jigs, tooling fixtures, etc.
Vacuum forming (also known as vacuforming), is a type of thermoforming process. The sheet of plastic is heated so that it can be shaped by stretching and pressing it over a mold. A vacuum is then applied to form the plastic sheet tightly over the plastic mold. Some of the plastics that we vacuform at Plas-Tech Fabrications include polystyrene sheeting, Kydex, ABS and others. This is a popular plastic fabrication process to manufacture aircraft interiors, louvers, molding, light lenses and other products.
Plastic Welding is a plastic fabrication process by which two pieces of plastic are joined together using heat. At Plas-Tech fabrications, we can weld plastics in the form of sheet, rod and tubing using hot air and extrusion welders.
Custom fabrication of plastics is our specialty at Plas-Tech Fabrications. Simply put, custom plastic fabrication means that we can take a customer’s unique design for an item in plastic, work with them to select the best plastics material for the job, then fabricate a prototype and bring the item to full-volume production. We specialize in complex and high-quality custom plastic fabrication.
Cut to size. Using one of a variety of plastic cutting processes including CNC machining and table saw, we are able to cut plastic sheet, rod and tubing to size for our customers.
Please contact us for your custom plastic fabrication needs.