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What is Plastic Fabrication?

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Expert plastic fabricator using the hot wire bending process to bend a sheet of acrylic

In short, plastic fabrication is the design, manufacturing, and assembling of any product that is made from plastic materials or composites that contain plastic.

Plastic fabrication can be carried out in a variety of different methods to achieve different results – all with their own advantages and disadvantages.

When you think of all the products, items and components that you come across in day-to-day life that are made from acrylic or other plastic materials, whether it’s in retail shops, hospitals, your home or the car you drive, some form of plastic fabrication has been carried out to manufacture it.

What forms of plastic fabrication are available?

There are many plastic fabrication methods available with certain methods being better suited to specific plastic materials, parts, or desired results.

Here at Dipec, we manufacture a vast range of plastic products – more than you could ever imagine – for a wide range of businesses across many industry sectors, which means we have to remain both innovative and versatile in our plastic fabrication approach so that we are able to manufacture all manner of plastic products to an exceptional quality.

This includes mass produced items on long production runs as well as one-off bespoke plastic products.

To achieve this, our expert plastic fabricators have to utilise the different plastic fabrication methods that are available to us.

The plastic fabrication methods we use at Dipec include:

  • CNC Machining
  • Line/Hot Wire Bending
  • Oven Moulding (Thermoforming)
  • Diamond, Flame, Chemical & Mop Polishing
  • Drilling
  • Welding
  • Cementing & Gluing
  • Manual Copy Routering
  • Engraving

To learn more about these plastic fabrication services and the magic they can achieve, head over to our dedicated plastic fabrication services page.

Do you have a need for plastic products? If so, why not team up with our plastic design and manufacturing experts to get the wheels in motion and bring those ideas to life? You can get in touch with the team by calling 02920 598393, e-mailing sales@dipec.co.uk or by completing our online contact form.

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