The plastic is heated to a forming temperature, stretched onto a single-surface mold, and then forced against the mold by a vacuum. This process can be used to create permanent objects, such as turnpike signs and protective covers, from plastic material.
Typically, draft angles are included in the design of the mold, with a recommended minimum of 3°. This design feature eases the removal of the formed plastic part from the mold.
Die cutting is the general process of using a die to shear webs of low-strength materials, such as rubber, fiber, foil, cloth, paper, corrugated fiberboard, paperboard, plastics, pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes, foam and sheet metal.
Desert Star Plastics owns two CNC routers, measuring 60″ by 120″. This allows for cutting and some machining for a variety of designs and plastics. All we need is the information to cut your parts with precision and on time.
A CO2 laser allows for the cutting and engraving of various types of plastic. For cutting, thanks to the thin beam (5000th of an inch),the shape of the cut could be tricky .
For engraving, it’s important to consider how the plastic will look after being heated. Some plastics change color, while others do not, making it difficult to see the engraving. It is important to note that not all plastics can be laser-cut. For some, the result can be quite unattractive and unappealing. If you have any doubts, be sure to ask us for guidance.
“Do you need us to come out to your store, house, or business to take measurements? Our rate is $85 per hour plus $0.80 cents per mile, with a minimum charge of 2 hours. We can measure and install your required windows, machine guards, and safety guards.”