Line Bending

Unparalleled line bending ability thanks to massive range of equipment & highly skilled team

 

We have unparalleled line bending ability with a massive range of equipment backed up by a highly skilled workforce.

We can line bend single or double parallel products as well as manufacture more complex forms. Utilising some of the best equipment available means we can bend with exceptional accuracy, offer uninterrupted heat bands where required and bend substrates up to 3m long and up to 25mm thickness. We are able to line bend a large range of acrylics and polycarbonates.

Our current line bending equipment range includes

  • CLARKE LD60 BENDER
  • CLARKE LINE BENDER RIG x3
  • FLATBED MANUAL HEATER x 2
  • FLATBED MANUAL HEATER THERMOBEND ELITE 72
  • OPEN WIRE HEATERS
  • PVC AUTOBENDER x2
  • SHANNON AUTO-BEND HRP/D
  • SHANNON AUTOBEND HRT 220-300
  • SHANNON BENDER

From high volume projects to smaller runs, we have the capability and skills to deliver high quality line bent products and our flexible working practices ensures we can manage short turnarounds.

We currently bend a large range of retail display POS items, acrylic tables and complex bespoke products. Any questions? Check out our Line Bending FAQs article

Why Choose Line Bending From Wrights Plastics?

Our services are not just based on our extensive plant list. With some of the largest and latest kit around around we are able to tackle complex and large volume projects at the same time as smaller & simpler projects. And with flexible working, we can usually manage to deliver to your timetable – even when you need fast turnaround.

With over 50 years experience we also have the skills to deliver your project to the highest standard. We operate dedicated line bending teams so take advantage of their expertise the next time you have a line bending need.

Unlike others, we also offer a complete end-to-end service. If you need advice or design, we can help. If you require warehousing or distribution we can help. If you need additional processes throughout the project it is likely we can do this in house as we have an extensive range of plastic fabrication and print services. Keeping projects in one place will help reduce be costs and completion time – and should reduce stress too.

For a list of suitable plastics for line bending go here 

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LINE BENDING ACRYLIC

Our material credibility, expert teams and large plant list means we can provide high quality line bending acrylic services for a large range of plastics such as acrylic, polycarbonate, PETG and foam PVC. Line bending remains a low cost process with low tooling costs. Talk to us about your next project or complete the online quote form above.

LINE BENDING FAQs

What materials are used on a line bender?

Line bending is commonly used to bend materials such as Perspex®, Polycarbonate, Foam PVC, Plexiglas®, ABS and Polypropylene by softening the media with the use of a heating element. Wrights Plastics operate a number of line bending machines which allows for a variety of material thickness and width to be successfully line bent.

Wrights Plastics can line bend single or double parallel products as well as manufacture more complex forms. Utilising some of the best equipment available means we can bend with exceptional accuracy, offer uninterrupted heat bands where required and bend substrates up to 3m long and up to 25mm thickness.

What is line bending?

Line bending is where –using a single strip element – heat is applied locally to produce a ‘hot hinge’. Simply softening the material allows the sheet to be formed to the required angle or shape. Once the material begins to cool it retains its rigidness. Line bending is usually a prelude to fabrication.

What are the benefits of line bending?

  • Straight bends with small radius’s are created very efficiently and look stunning
  • No additional tooling is involved

Most applications for line bending tend to focus on single or double parallel bends to create objects such as rectangular covers and equipment housings. However, some fairly complex forms can be manufactured using this technique. Wrights Plastics are able to form up to 6 bends at once with our line bender.

Line bending is an efficient process for creating one or tighter radius bends in most formable sheet plastics. We can bend acrylic lengths up to 1600m wide by infinite length. Getting the rounded look is what can make acrylic look so great.  As there is no gluing or joining involved we are able to achieve a flawless curved finish.

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