Atlas Plastics & Fabrication Ltd -  Plastic Fabricators & Plastic Machinists offering CNC Machining, Laser Cutting, Routing, Plastic Bending, Plastic Forming and other Plastic Fabrication services.
 

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Press forming allows us to form plastics (mainly acrylic) using a male or female mould. Atlas form acrylic covers & trays using this technique.

Some parts are large enough to require a vacuum assisted press forming where the material is drawn into a cavity and the tool then presses the acrylic to the required shape. Smaller parts can be pressed by hand using a clamping ring and jig and then trimmed as necessary.

After forming the parts are trimmed using either a laser or overhead router. Atlas also make tools and trimming jigs inside.

 


A tool is attached to a hydraulic ram
and pressed into the acrylic.


 

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This clear acrylic food cover has been press formed using a machine.


This acrylic food tray was pressed formed by hand using a clamping jig.

 

  
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