CNC router

Equipment Profile: CNC Routing Machine

Our fabrication team often uses Computer Numerical Control (CNC) routing machines for cutting plastics in various shapes and size. These machines are capable of highly intricate designs in composites, steel, wood, plastic, acrylic, aluminum, and foam. CNC routing machines are computer-controlled and are perfect for producing high-quality, consistent cuts over and over again. Our design […]

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Engineering and Design with ACI Plastics

For over 50 years, our engineering and design teams have been designing and manufacturing all types of plastics projects. Here’s what to expect when you work with our design teams. We’re experts in designs using sheet, rod, tube, and film plastics. We have the education and experience to help you pick the best plastics materials […]

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PETG

Product Highlight: PETG See-thrus

In its natural state, Polyethylene terephthalate (also known as PET, PETE, and PETG) is a colorless, semi-crystalline resin. After processing, it becomes semi-rigid to rigid and becomes a very light weight material ideal for FDA compliant food and beverage containers and thermoforming applications. It’s has higher impact strength than acrylic and is more cost effective […]

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Plastics for the food and beverage industry

The food and beverage industry has very specific standards that plastics must adhere to. Thankfully there we have plastic materials that meet FDA regulations and are manufactured to withstand demanding environments and chemical wash-downs: UHMW Plastics Also known as high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is a tough, wear resistant plastic with a low coefficient of […]

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Olympics

Should the Winter Olympics replace ice with plastics to even the playing field?

The 2018 Winter Olympics may be over but people are talking about ways to help even the playing field to eliminate bias towards colder countries. Many winter Olympic sports are played on ice, and this seemingly gives an unfair advantage to countries where cold temperatures are common. Could ice surfaces, bobsled, and skeleton tracks be […]

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What is plastics thermoforming?

Many plastics applications, especially sample or prototype parts, require thermoforming to form the plastic into unique shapes and sizes. Thermoforming is accomplished in 3 steps: a plastic sheet is carefully heated to a pliable, stretchable temperature, the heated plastic is placed in a mold, then the individual pieces are trimmed to size. Thermoforming Applications At […]

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