The Bay Plastics workshop includes single to quadruple line bending facilities, which have the ability to bend a range of materials including acrylic, polycarbonate and Foam PVC.
The bends produced can be up to 2030mm long and 25mm thick. We also offer cold bending facilities for Polycarbonate if required.
Plastic line bending can be accomplished using several techniques. Line bending is an efficient process for creating one or tighter radius bends in most formable sheet plastics.
The main benefits of line bending are:
- straight bends are produced very efficiently
- set up costs are low
- no tooling is involved
Most applications for line bending tend to focus on single or double parallel bends to create objects such as rectangular covers and equipment housings. However, some fairly complex forms can be manufactured using this technique.
Line bending is where utilizing a single strip element; heat is applied locally to produce a ‘hot hinge’, allowing the sheet to be formed to the required angle or shape. Line bending is usually a prelude to fabrication.
Please e-mail our fabrication team on firstname.lastname@example.org with your Line Bending questions.