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How to mold and dye acrylic sheet?

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How to mold and dye acrylic sheet?

How to mold acrylic sheets

You can mold a clear pc pmma sheet and make them into various shapes and structures without fancy tools or prior experience. Here are things you will need: plastic sheet (polycarbonate plastic sheet); oven or heat gun; sheet cutter; mold piece; marker and heat proof gloves.


Step 1: Cut into the desired shape

First, you need to decide what to make, and then cut the acrylic plate accordingly. If you intend to make a bowl or cup, mark the paper to the correct size and cut it off.


Step 2: Heat the sheet

The next step is to heat your plastic sheet. You can either use your home oven or a heat gun. If you’re using a heat gun, you’ll want to place your pmma plastic sheet over the mold, like your bowl or mug, and then slowly heat up the sheet by running it slowly over the surface. You need to do this for a couple of minutes. Once the sheet temperature reaches 320F, it will become malleable and ready for molding. And if you’re using an oven, let it inside for 7-8 minutes and often check if it became pliable enough. Once you’re satisfied with the sheet’s softness, bring it out and place it over the mold.


Step 3: Press the sheet

Once the acrylic pmma sheet is flexible enough and ready to shape, it needs to be placed on a bowl, mug or structure that will be used as a mold. Then start to press the center of the paper. It will slowly begin to shape into a mold shape. Make sure you use heat-resistant gloves or heat pads. Touching paper in this heat may burn your hand.


Step 4: Repeat the heating and pressing

Finally, you have to reheat the pmma sheet like you previously did and start pressing until you’re fully satisfied with the shape. Now you’ve molded your sheet into the desired shape, and it’s time to make it beautiful.


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How to dye acrylic sheets

Here are things you will need in this process: pmma acrylic sheet; pressure cooker or pot; water; large spoon; tongs and synthetic powdered dye.


Step 1: Clean the sheet before dyeing

Before you dye the object, it’s necessary to make it clean thoroughly. Get dishwasher soap to make your object clean and remove any strains.


Step 2: Boil water and mix with dye

Use a pressure cooker or pot and stove to bring water to a boil. Hot water works best because the plastic absorbs it better. Add the powdered dye to boiling water. Stir with a large spoon to make sure the color is completely dissolved.


Step 3: Cool the water

After the dye is dissolved and water is boiled enough, make the water cool down slightly.


Step 4: Place the sheet into the dye

Now the most crucial step. Use the tongs to place your sheet into the dye. Move around your object into the wye to ensure it absorbs the dye evenly.


Step 5: Dip and rinse

Until you get the desired color, you’ll need to dip the object into the dye and rinse it with a continuous cycle. When you have the color you want, lift the polycarbonate acrylic sheet from the water.


Step6: Let it dry

Now that you have the desired color, you want to let it dry. Often people use lukewarm and soapy water right after dyeing. But I’ll refer you to let it dry first then use soapy water to make the finishing better. By now, you should own a perfect piece of sheet with low pmma sheet price!



Hangzhou Saining Polycarbonate Sheet Co., Ltd. was founded in 1997, a manufacturer that specializes in producing various kinds of high-quality polycarbonate sheets (such as polycarbonate hollow sheet and polycarbonate compact sheet).

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