The Most Popular Types Of Plastic Fabrication

Plastic fabrication is the assembly and manufacturing of plastic via a variety of methods. Plastic has advantages over other materials such as glass due to its permeable nature. It is also cost effective and durable. Here are the most popular types of plastic fabrication:


Similar to metal welding, plastic welding occurs when heat is used to melt two pieces or more together. Thermoplastics are often dealt with in this way, when adhesive binding is simply not an option. Welding can be done by hot gas, spinning, high frequency vibration, or even contact welding. It allows a very secure bond for products that need to be strong yet highly customized.


This process involves the combination of at least two plastics into one. The plastics are melted and shaped, cast, or molded to the exact specifications of the designer. Plastics that can undergo this process include polymer fillers, blowing agents, base resins, and pigment master batches.


This is when a barrier is created along the outside of another material. It can greatly improve the aesthetic qualities of the product being designed. Resin and film are two materials commonly used in this process. The process involves pressure under heat that creates a binding layer between two different materials. Metal sheeting and paper are two products that are commonly laminated.


Molding is used to create containers like water bottles or even oil tanks. The specialized molds are pieced together in halves, so that the interior can be hollow and leave room for liquid or solid goods. The process allows for two halves of the mold to be created separately before being put together, so  that filling can occur before or after.

Plastic Extrusion

This process can be used when creating sheeting, piping, or even tubing components. It will improve the effectiveness of other processing stages like lamination. Sheet extrusion, along with profile extrusion, are the most common types of this production process. The single screw extruder will melt pellets of plastic and move the melted plastic through screws that are pressurized. Finally, the plastic is poured into a die. Once it solidifies, it will have a pipe or tube shape of a predetermined diameter. This process is similar to plastic sheeting as well. Plastic fabrication has a variety of applications. With today's high tech environment, it is import to create customized products that stand the test of time. With plastic fabrication you can get the best durability, malleability, and design aesthetics possible for your product needs.

To learn more about plastic fabrication, contact a company like Industrial Plastics & Paints.