Acrylic fabrication refers to the art of transforming a piece of acrylic (a type of plastic) into an object through a process using heat, compressed air and a vacuum. This process can be used to create a variety of objects, used in a number of industries. Here are four common uses of acrylic fabrication:
Acrylic fabrication is used to create an assortment of retail displays. From point-of-sale displays to encourage impulse purchases, to large-scale product displays, the specific qualities of each display are highly customisable. The displays can be produced in the traditional clear acrylic material, and customised with stickers and labels, or can be fully custom-made in eye-catching colours according to the design. The possibilities are endless, and displays can be as simple or complex as is required.
Signage and Branding
In addition to retail displays, acrylic fabrication is also used to create eye-catching signage and branding materials. These may be used in conjunction with retail displays to attract consumers’ attention or may be wall-mounted (e.g. to brand an office space).
It is also common for acrylic fabrication to be used for the creation of museum exhibition cases. Acrylic is a sturdy material, and is very similar in appearance to glass. This makes it a cost-effective and safe alternative to glass, keeping exhibits safe and out of reach.
Acrylic security screens are increasingly popular. Available in a variety of sizes, they’re used in many shops where security is a concern, providing a barrier between the till and any potential thieves. They’re also commonly used on market displays to create a barrier between produce and consumers, particularly where food hygiene is a priority. Standard screens are available, but they may also be customised to contain company logos and branding.