Capabilities / Heat Bending

Heat Bending

Due to the characteristics of acrylic, it becomes flexible when heated, allowing it to be bent to the required shape. Once cooled, the bent acrylic retains the formed shape. Heat bending is a process whereby an acrylic sheet is heated along a small area until the plastic reaches its forming temperature, the sheet is then placed into a cooling jig that is designed to cool the plastic sheet into its newly formed shape.

There are three stages to performing a line bend:

• Heat the sheet along a bend line,

• Bend the sheet, usually by hand,

• Secure the sheet into a cooling jig.

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