Mechanical or cast ABS 3/8 and over
Mechanical ABS .375 and thicker is made differently than thinner ABS. Because it is cast instead of extruded and in much smaller quantities, the price per pound goes way up. Off the shelf colors are natural that looks like coffee with cream and black. Furthermore cast ABS never has a texture finish.
3/8 ABS comes in both extruded and mechanical.
ABS machined, glued and welded.
This skimmer is ABS. It is vacuum-formed, welded, and glued.
It also has aluminum that we sheared, punched and silk screened.
You can’t see it but it also has a foam core to prevent sinking.
Flame retardant ABS.
Meet UL 94-v0. It is heaver than regular ABS. It is harder to find flame retardant ABS in stock.
More ABS fabrication
Working with ABS
You can vacuum form it, thermo form it, machine it manually or with CNC mills and lathes. It also bends, glues, stamps, welds and rotational molds. Finally you don’t need special drill bits to drill ABS.
This ABS part are made by vacuum forming a flat sheet, we designed and built the tooling in house.
We make machine covers and guards, boxes and displays from it.
Table saw chip shoot.
ABS Fabrication – Bending
Bell Plastics solves problems. Such as; our table saw’s vacuum system was not working properly. After we designed and bent an ABS shoot to re-direct the chips the problem was solved. The new shoot, guilds the dust and chips from the blade into the dust collector’s vacuum hose. Because they work so good we started selling them on eBay. Can we do the same for you?
Chip shoot installed
Six pieces glued together. We had to injection mold the three color. Cut them to size and glue them together.
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ABS heat deflection temperature is 210°F. Specific Gravity 1.08