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How Are Concrete Molds Made with Vacuum Formed ABS Plastic?

January 15, 2020 11:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’ve ever made a concrete stepping stone or other decorative object, you probably used a mold. Molds make it possible to form concrete into beautiful shapes and designs, but you might not have ever given any thought as to how those molds are made until it comes time to make your own. Whether you’re a hobbyist or commercial enterprise, using custom vacuum formed plastic molds can open up a world of possibilities. If you have plastic vacuum forming ideas in Utah, we can help make them into a reality—call D&D Plastics to get started on your custom molds. The following is a brief overview of the mold-making process. What is plastic vacuum forming? If you’re not familiar with the... View Article

Choose the Right Plastic for Your Needs

December 27, 2019 1:04 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Not all plastics offer the same properties. These days, almost everything has plastic material, and while they may all look alike, they are definitely not identical. There are types for mechanical, residential and even medical purposes. Before buying acrylic sheets in Utah for your next product line, here is an overview of the six types of plastic available for your products: Acrylic: Also known as polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), acrylic is known as a glass alternative. It is popular with optical products and resists shattering, abrasions and even bullets. Other design adjustments can also make it UV-tolerant and anti-glare. It literally offers hundreds of applications and is typically used in sheet form to create acrylic mirrors and plexiglass. Polycarbonate: Tough and... View Article

Avoid Common Plastic Fabrication Issues with These Five Ideas

December 13, 2019 1:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Plastic is a temperamental material, and it takes experience to fabricate it correctly. As your plastic fabrication specialists in Utah, D&D Plastics knows the techniques that will create your end product without the common pitfalls. If you do not hone particular skills, your efforts at plastic fabrication are likely to generate frustration more than products. Here are five ideas on avoiding plastic fabrication issues: Check the heat tolerance: Heat is necessary for machining, but too much of it can lead to failure. Machining any material, including plastic, produces friction and, in turn, produces excessive heat. This may make your plastic malleable, but also impossible to work with when it is time to mold it into an actual product. To avoid... View Article

Reasons to Purchase Your Polycarbonate Sheets from a Plastic Product Fabrication Specialist

December 6, 2019 2:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

There are plenty of sources where you’ll find polycarbonate sheets for sale in Utah. A quick Google search will bring up a number of sites online, all of which claim to be the best place to purchase your polycarbonate sheets. You can even find these materials from some of the country’s largest home supply stores, such as Home Depot and Lowe’s. These locations often offer Lexan plastic resin sheets, which are highly resistant to household products such as detergents and acidic substances. While you are able to find your polycarbonate sheets from these big box stores and from wholesale suppliers, we generally that recommend you go directly to a specialist who offers polycarbonate sheets for sale in Utah to purchase... View Article

Qualities to Seek Out When Choosing a Plastic Product Manufacturer

November 22, 2019 2:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re in the market for a company to handle your plastic product fabrication in Utah, you might be wondering what the most important qualities are that you can find in your prospective manufacturers. Here’s a quick set of characteristics you should always prioritize when looking for a new fabrication partner: Quality work: This one almost goes without saying, but it’s important that whomever you work with has a clear reputation for quality. We recommend seeking out referrals from other companies in your field, or browsing reviews and testimonials online on various review sites (Yelp, Google Reviews, Angie’s List) and the company’s own website. If you’re able to see samples of the company’s work, that will also be helpful in... View Article