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CUSTOM FABRICATION & PARTS

Service Detail from Laird Plastics, Inc.

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SOLUTION-ORIENTED SOLUTIONS
The services offered at Laird Plastics are solution-oriented, designed to save time, increase productivity, and maximize cost-effectiveness. We offer services in all areas of the plastics industry, from custom cuts and fabrication to customized stock programs. Our primary goal is to build strong relationships with our customers, because at Laird Plastics, your project is our project. We work to ensure that all of your project’s needs are met for a successful result. Contact your local service center for information regarding available services in your area.


CUSTOM FABRICATION & PARTS

  • Polished Finish: Creating a clear, optical edge on acrylic requires specific diligence and particular skills that Laird Plastics’ fabrication departments are equipped for. Acrylic is known for its clarity and light transmittance, but achieving success depends on the operator's technique because of its fragile makeup. Our fabrication teams can produce flawless edge finishes with our specified polishing capabilities.
  • Machined Plastic Parts: Save time and labor by allowing the skilled team of experts at Laird Plastics to create custom parts based on your specifications.
  • Die Cutting and Stamping: Laird Plastics aims to reduce material costs by limiting material waste and consistently repeating parts with a high yield per sheet utilizing the nesting process. Through the use of these practices, Laird Plastics can easily die cut and stamp various materials with the utmost efficiency.
  • Bending: Laird Plastics can use either heating or cold processes to bend plastic sheets. Cold bending is an excellent solution for creating curves and bends using flat sheet stock, and maintains the integrity of the sheet. Many thermoplastic materials can be bent by hand or with metal. Acrylic, polycarbonate, PETG, and PVC are all great material options for cold bending. Heat bending is popular because of its low tooling costs, quick setup, and consistent results. Heat bending allows Laird Plastics to achieve many angles and configurations to reach our goal of ultimate customer satisfaction. The heat bending process allows thermoplastic sheets to be re-molded or formed. Acrylic, Polycarbonate, PETG, ABS, and PVC are great material options for heat bending.
  • Custom LabelingOur team can custom label material based on your project requirements, creating ease and organization for complex projects.
  • Custom Color MatchingWe work with premium manufacturers to create the highest quality output. Inquire with your local sales representative about custom color matching. Our suppliers are experts in Pantone colors, brand matching, and existing color matching.

 

Precision Cutting
Laird Plastics has invested in automated cutting processes to save our customers time, reduce waste, and lower overall costs. With over 50 years of experience as a leader in the plastics distribution industry, our standards for servicing our customers with cut-to-size and custom orders are unmatched. We pride ourselves on tight tolerances, pinpoint accuracy, and exceptional edge quality while maintaining productivity without sacrificing quality

Horizontal Panel Saw
Horizontal Panel Saws offer an automated cutting process with RPM control, variable blade change, and advanced guide systems. This cutting process promotes faster speed to ensure orders are cut in a timely fashion. Our equipment provides single sheet and volume cutting capabilities with our stocked plastic sheets. Acrylic, Polycarbonate, PVS, Foamboard, ACM and ABS are a few material options for custom cut orders.

Guillotine & Reel Stock Cutting
Guillotine machines accommodate several types of substrates and films, and offer precision cutting by using computerized machines to enhance accurate, clean, and scratch-free fabrication. The industrial cutting shears on guillotine machines allow for large quantities of material to be cut at the same time. This speed of cutting materials enables us to deliver cut-to-size materials quickly to our customers.

Routing
Laird Plastics has a proven track record of producing high-quality routed parts in a timely manner. The art of creating a route smooth edge on multiple substrates requires precision, experience, and proper equipment. Multi-axis CNC routers aid in producing complex shapes and designs with excellent dimensional stability. Acrylic, polycarbonate, PETG, ABS, styrene, and PVC are perfect materials to be converted into custom parts. drilling bits on display

Drilling
Drilling and tapping plastic is a common request among our customers. Laird Plastics encourages customers to take the risk out of fabricating and let our expert operators do the drilling. We work closely with our premier manufacturers to fully educate ourselves and our customers on the best fabrication practices to consider when drilling plastics.

Custom Stocking Programs
Our job at Laird Plastics is to create material solutions that best fit your business. In doing so, we have the autonomy to develop custom stocking programs. These programs reduce excess inventory, decrease upfront costs, and allow us to work together to achieve a win-win solution. We value our customers and their businesses, and this service distinguishes us above the rest.

Recycling
Laird Plastics is proud to have a dedicated business unit that is solely focused on recycling plastics and provides transparency on the recycling process established based on scientific evidence. We use a closed-loop system, which allows us to collect and process materials that we can keep domestically, rather than allowing these materials to end up in landfills. Our understanding of the world’s current sustainability issues has established Laird Plastics as an industry leader. Recycling, reuse, and repurposing of materials as well as accurate disposal documentation are items of particular concern for this industry. For this reason, Laird Plastics has put in place "green" best practices to show environmental stewardship through recycling. Laird Plastics buys materials in scrap, purge, preform, regrind, or pellet form and reprocesses these materials into usable products. We offer balers, trailers, gaylords, and many additional solutions to make the recycling process as efficient as possible. Some materials we specialize in the recycling of are ABS, TPO, PC, HIPS, PETG, PET, LDPE, PP, HDPE, HMW, and many more.

Packaging and Delivery
Laird Plastics understands the impact of our materials on your business, which is why we take pride in the packaging and delivery of our materials. We stock materials based on customer and market needs, and we take full responsibility to ensure that product delivery is accurate, consolidated, protected, palletised, and on time. At every Laird Plastics location, we offer a same-day, next-day, or scheduled pickup option. Our local teams enjoy servicing and building further relationships with our customers from our pickup counters with warehouses across the United States, making Laird plastics a reliable option for fast, pleasant, and accurate service.

About Laird Plastics
Plastics have revolutionized the world, enabling our society to enjoy the benefits of products that are safer, lighter, stronger, cheaper and more practical than traditional materials. Laird Plastics has been a leading distributor of plastic sheets, rods, films, and more for over 70 years, adapting along the way to new markets and innovations as the industry continues to modernize.

Operating with a network of over 50 distribution centers across North America and partnering with the industry’s leading manufacturers, Laird Plastics takes a unique, decentralized approach to the distribution business model and offers an extensive and specialized array of plastic materials. Laird Plastics stocks high-performance acrylics and polycarbonates, solutions to support their primary specialty, the sign and graphics industry, including foam boards, styrene, polypropylene, and vinyl banners, as well as mechanical and engineering materials such as UHMW, LDPE, HDPE, nylons, and acetals.