PRODUCTION Thermoforming and Fabrication

Our in-house manufacturing workshop has been producing plastic products for over twenty five years, servicing clients of all industries and professions. We have a very accomplished reputation for the quality of our products, as well as our ability to produce complicated and highly specialised components. We have built up a large network of suppliers and local businesses to assist us in providing the best product to the end user.

Our workshop can process a number of materials from architectural and display sheeting to engineering plastics. See below for a list of the most common materials we handle:

  • Polycarbonate
  • Lexan ®
  • Lexgard ®
  • PVC
  • ABS
  • Nylon
  • High / Medium impact acrylic
  • Polyethylene
  • HDPE / LDPE / UHMWPE
  • Kydex ®
  • PCL
  • Acrylic
  • TriStone ™
  • Corian ®
  • Hi-Macs ®
  • Chroma, Varia ®
  • Marblo ®
  • Plexiglas ®

THERMOFORMING

Acryform’s large capacity 3D convection ovens can form up to 3050 x 2030mm sheets and operate up to 200˚c. We offer full mould manufacturing services along with our thermoforming. Examples of our forming services are:

  • Acrylic, polycarbonate and PETG tube, sightglasses and cones formed and glued from flat sheets of any colour or texture.
  • Blow moulded domes up to 3x2m.
  • Annealing / heat treating of machined or fabricated parts for extra strength and UV resistance.
  • Vacuum forming of large shapes.
  • Strip heat folding of all plastics.
  • Forming of extruded tube.
See our Gallery for Examples of our Work

FABRICATION

We have a wide range of fabrication techniques that we employ in our work. Our unique skills within the trade has at times proven to be invaluable in projects. We are proficient in adapting to new and different projects — our previous clients have come from many backgrounds incuding retail, industrial, marine and private. We regularly provide the following services:

  • Optically clear, full strength acrylic glue joins that are both water and air tight, providing a bubble-free seamless look.
  • Laminating of plastic sheets for custom colours, thicknesses and properties.
  • Machining, fabrication and gluing of all industrial and engineering plastics.
  • General fabrication, folding and solvent gluing
  • Fabrication of Hi-Macs / Corian / TriStone solid surface bench tops or furniture.
  • Fabrication of light boxes, specialty exhibition display cases and all point of sale shop fitting components.
  • Fabricated and LED lit letters, sneeze guards, specialty fixtures for bars, clubs, restaurants and casinos.
  • For our industrial clients – conveyor covers, machine guards, chutes and hoppers, sight glasses, lab and hospital equipment, vacuum and pressure tanks.
  • For the marine industry – all boat and yacht screens as well as instrument covers. All with Plexiglas UV guaranteed sheet.
  • Aquarium tanks of all shapes and sizes.
  • Plastic sheet sales of acrylic / Plexiglas, all engineering plastics, and solid surface plastics.
  • 3D programming and CNC machining.
  • Ability to process combined materials such as plastics, metals and wood
See our Gallery for Examples of our Work