Fabrication is a generic term that is often applied to all aspects of sheet plastic processing.
In addition to welding, we join plastic components together using two processes:
- Chemical bonding provides good mechanical strength and can create mitre, face, lap and butt joints. It also has the benefits of being a quick process, can be used to produce clean-looking joints on clear materials and does not ‘contaminate’ the plastic with metal parts.
- Mechanical fixing is achieved with a range of well-known fasteners. This is generally used when superior mechanical strength is required.
Edge polishing is used to give a desirable polished look to a component. This is mainly used for acrylic components since they polish well and are often used for highly visual applications. We flame polish, wet sand and buff polish.