How To Bend Cast Acrylic The Easy Way
If you’re wanting to learn how to bend Cast Acrylic without spending a fortune on expensive specialised equipment, then you’ve come to the right place!
Although there are many different ways to do this, we’ve chosen one of the quickest and simplest methods, intended for those who simply want a clean, straight bend, and don’t require the sheeting for aesthetic purposes.
Bend Cast Acrylic in 7 Easy Steps
To get started, you will need the following:
- A propane torch
- Safety gloves
- A ruler
- A whiteboard marker
- A large plank of wood
Give your Cast Acrylic sheet a gentle clean, with a soft, damp cloth.
Mark off the bend line with your ruler and whiteboard marker, and align this with a corner edge of your plank. Once this is aligned, wipe off the whiteboard marker line (this can burn into your sheet and leave a permanent line).
Put on the safety gloves and turn your propane torch on – ensure that you adjust this to the smallest flame possible.
Run the flame over the Cast Acrylic (where the bend line was). Make sure only the tip of the flame makes contact with the sheet, and move it continuously across the bend line, without holding it in one spot for too long.
Continue to run your flame up and down the bend line, until the sheet becomes more and more flexible (a few minutes should do the trick).
Gently ‘fold’ the sheet to your desired angle.
Once you are happy with the angle of your bend, you can leave the sheet to cool down for a few hours.
And there you have it! Learning how to bend Cast Acrylic really is as simple as that.