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Choosing the Right Plastic Fabrication Company for You

February 23, 2021 12:19 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Hiring a plastic fabrication company in Utah isn’t something most people need to do every day. But for those who need plastic services, it’s crucial that they choose the right team. The good news is that knowing who to turn to doesn’t have to be a guessing game. Instead of hiring the first company you find in a phone book or through a Google search, follow this advice to ensure you work with the best plastic manufacturers in town. Services offered It’s important to note that not all plastic fabrication companies provide the same services. While this might not be a big deal if your business only needs injection molding or lamination work performed, that’s not the case for many... View Article


An Overview of the Different Types of Plastic Fabrication Services We Offer

February 9, 2021 12:19 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes to working with plastic products like acrylic, polycarbonate and ABS, it can be hard to find a full-service company that meets all of your needs. Fortunately for our customers at D&D Plastics, we’re one of the few companies that provides a wide range of plastic fabrication services in Utah. This post will cover a few of our top services and teach you more about each one. Injection molding If your business needs to create hundreds or even thousands of plastic objects, injection molding is the go-to process. As the name suggests, injection molding involves creating a mold and injecting plastic to create a figurine or object. Other types of molding we perform include rotation molding and blow... View Article


Acrylic Cutting with a Laser Machine

January 30, 2021 12:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Acrylic laser cutting in Utah produces fast, professional results, whether you choose to cut through plastic or use it to engrave on thick pieces of acrylic. When cutting, it can produce a finished, flame-polished edge, and engraving gives a frosted look. It can be used for everything from plastic sneeze guards (a necessity in the COVID-19 era) to signs, board game pieces, playset parts and more. Here’s how to decide whether acrylic laser cutting is right for your next project. Which type of acrylic should I choose? There are two broad categories of acrylic sheets: cast or extruded. Cast acrylic sheets are made by pouring liquid plastic into a mold. You can use laser cutting to cut them, but they... View Article


Thermoforming Acrylic Domes

January 16, 2021 12:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re manufacturing plastic products, there are a lot of different ways to get the job done. Thermoforming—the art of heating and shaping a plastic sheet on a mold—is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to achieve your goals. The process can be done manually or as part of a large-scale automated procedure. Could thermoforming acrylic domes in Utah be the right way to manufacture your parts? Read on to learn about its advantages and quirks. Why choose thermoforming? Thermoforming is performed by heating thin plastic sheets until they become soft and pliable. Then they and the mold are fed through a machine so the plastic conforms to the mold shape. A die tool is used to cut... View Article


The Pros and Cons of Vacuum Forming

December 30, 2020 6:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The vacuum forming process is commonly used for quickly and easily creating plastic items over a mold. It’s a popular method for developing 3D objects, especially if the parts will be made in a short run production. Like any other type of plastic fabrication process, vacuum forming in Utah has its own set of pros and cons you should be aware of before you proceed. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know before choosing vacuum forming for your project. Pros Quick: Every individual piece made in the vacuum forming process is relatively fast to produce, which makes it especially beneficial for projects on a tight timeline. Consistent: Through the vacuum forming process you’ll be able to create consistent... View Article