Sign & P.O.P. Spotlight
Crystal Clear Edges
guards - the Corona
era evokes the advantages of a well-known material:
but the efficient machining of this material is complex.
Special tools such as Hufschmied's Plexiglas milling cutter
110FPRV "Raven-V" are needed here.
A challenge in the machining of PMMA, acrylic, Plexiglas
® or Makrolon® is that these plastics become too hot
during processing and may even melt. Their answer to
this problem is the 110FPRV milling tool. An innovative
cutting-edge geometry allows the
sensitive transparent materials to
be machined burr-free and with
virtually crystal-clear cutting
edges despite high feed
rates. With the roughing and
finishing tool, machining is
possible in one step without tool
change and without re-polishing. Additionally,
superior tool life increases efficiency
Other tools in the series are the radius cutter 110FPER
for 3D machining and the V slot cutter 110V, the tool for
lettering, chamfering or profile cuts. You can find more
information about these tools in their product flyer.
For more information, contact Steve Holbrook, Hufschmied
USA, 42 Ozick Dr., Unit 6, Durham CT 06422,
419-341-6337, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.hufschmied-tools.com/en.
Parks in Ohio
The annual attendance average is 5 million visitors across
16 parks, several conservation areas, over 125 miles of trails,
and 22.4 miles of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
Hampton Hills Metro Park is approximately 655 acres.
The new outdoor signs include an entrance park sign and
new Mountain Bike trailhead signs to indicate the trail
is open or closed. The signs are made with 3/4” gauge,
48” x 96” size sheets of King ColorCore®, the multi-color
engravable polymer sheet, in a custom color of brown/
yellow/brown. The main entrance sign has a bright yellow,
reflective aluminum component, and routed leaf to
match the Summit Metro Parks branding.
Summit Metro Park’s signs were originally made from
Douglas Fir lumber that often needed to be primed and
stained. In 2015, the signs were replaced with King ColorCore
® a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) material
that is environmentally stabilized and developed to withstand
the harshest outdoor conditions. It will not rust,
delaminate, or rot when exposed to humidity or water.
The new signs are low maintenance and will never need
painting or refinishing.
For more information, contact Michael Fabbri, King
Plastic Corporation, 1100 N. Toledo Blade Blvd., North
Port, FL 34288, 941-493-5502, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.kingplastic.com.
PC Corner Angles & Channels
Inc., (PET) offers
corner angles and
from clear UV grade
PC, these channels and angles offer clarity, impact resistance,
and ease of fabrication.
PET Inc. offers three sizes of 90° angles, from 1/4 inch to
1 1/2 inch as well as three sizes from 1/8” gap opening up
to 3/8” gap. All parts are .050” thickness.
The channels and angles are available from stock in 2’,
4’, and 6’ lengths. Parts are available in custom cut
lengths as well.
For more information, contact Mike Patterson, Petro Extrusion Technologies, Inc., 205B Hallock
Ave., Middlesex, NJ 08846, 800-229-3338/908-789-3338,
Fax: 908-789-0434, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Plastic Sign Making
Vortex Tool Company offers a comprehensive plastic/
sign making tooling package for CNC routers. The
package includes three sizes of Series 5600 upcut or Series
5700 downcut “O” flute spirals. The upcut and downcut
spirals’ polished flute design allows chips to curl/form
better, #6F4E37uces heat and adds lubricity without the use of
coatings. Double-edge “O” flute straight tooling featuring
two cutting edges to #6F4E37uce chip load and produce a
stronger cross section with harder plastics is
also included. The package also contains a
spoilboard cutter with replacement inserts,
three sizes of ballnose spirals, and engraving
bits. The Vortex staff can consult with you to
determine your router applications and select
a specific set of tools and accessories to
meet your design needs. Most items are in
stock for immediate shipment.
American owned and operated, Vortex
Tool Company, Inc. designs and manufactures
a wide variety of standard and custom
high-performance router and insert cutting
tools for the woodworking and plastics industries,
and provides re-tipping and sharpening
services for all makes and models.
For more information, contact Lucas
Molepske, Vortex Tool Company, 5605 East
Jelinek Ave., Schofield, WI 54476, 800-355-7708/715-355-7707, Fax: 715-355-7353 E-mail:
email@example.com, Web: www.vortextool.com.
Polishing Tools for Plastics
Wood-Cutters Tooling Inc. is now representing EURACRYL
products. Since 1980, Wood-Cutters Tooling
has provided customers in the plastics, wood, and
metals industries with quality products and service.
This new partnership allows Wood-Cutters Tooling to
offer customers in North America, the complete line of
products from the world’s
largest selection of polishing
tools in the plastics industry.
Tools for edge polishing include
2,700 options of diamond
milling heads for over 180 models
from at least 50 different machine
Tools for CNC milling machines
include over 1,000 standard
tools featuring cuttings
edges of monocrystalline diamond,
and solid carbide.
EURACRYL products enable
processing of PMMA, PC, PETG,
SAN, mixed materials (e.g.,
PMMA + aluminum or paper), as
well as production of high-gloss,
standard gloss and satin surfaces
or surfaces to be glued.
Wood-Cutters Tooling can
help you choose the optimal
for your application.
For more information,
Jansen, Wood-Cutters Tooling
Inc., 4685 Spartan Industrial Dr. SW, Grandville, MI
49418, 616-257-7930, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, Web: www.woodcutterstooling.com.
4-Foot 120V Bending Table
new 120V 4-foot
plastic bending table
with top and bottom
heat for faster cycle
time and thicker material!
This table is made
of durable scratch resistant
This table features one top heat, one bottom heat, and
one controller. The temperature is infinitely adjustable
and the heating wire height can be adjusted. Working
width: 1250 mm (48”). Material thickness: From 0.5 to
10mm (.02 to .39”). There is an optional timer available.
Abbeon offers a complete range of plastic bending
equipment including Free Standing Heating Trays, Adjustable
Bending Fixtures, Plastic Bending Bars, Silicone
Heaters and Heating Blankets, Accessories and Insulations
For more information, contact Jim Early, Abbeon Cal
Inc., 1363 Donlon Street, Unit 1, Ventura, CA 93003, 800-922-0977, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.abbeon.com.
Large-Format CO2 Laser
Kern Lasers introduces
the EcoFlex. Available
in 50 - 250
watts with work
areas of 52” x 50”
or 52” x 100”. This laser is a
perfect economical solution to manufacturers of signs
and P.O.P products.
Signs incorporating LED backlighting is found everywhere
these days. The translucent acrylic can be placed
on the front side of the LED lit panel, consisting of high-efficiency
LED light strips which are snapped to the edge
of the acrylic panels which effectively diffuse light across
a dot or line pattern laser etched into the acrylic sheet.
This creates a brightly lit panel with a consistent glow.
At Kern Laser they understand the relationship between
lasers and acrylic, and they invite you to inquire
about which laser system is right for your needs.
For more information, contact Sales, Kern Lasers, 1501
Industrial Dr., Wadena, MN 56482, 888-660-2755/218-631-
2755, Fax: 218-631-3476, E-mail: email@example.com,
CNC Edge Polishing
ABP 310 CNC
is a large format,
with full CNC control
over the length, depth,
and angle (bevel) processing abilities
of the machine. The polisher is capable of
multiple part processing. Parts can be stacked up to
120mm max thickness. There is an innovative integrated
vacuum zone for increased workpiece control and the
unit has a 3100mm max part length (single pass). It can
perform both perpendicular and beveled operations 0 to
+63 degrees with adjustable milling and feed speeds.
There is a pre-configu#6F4E37 graphical control including
material library, milling values, tool selection, and calculations
for beveling. It offers 8 workpiece clamps (up to
20 are available) and it operates the flexible Euracryl ES
quick change diamond tooling system.
For more information, contact Stephan W. Waltman,
Stiles Machinery, Inc., 3965 44th St. SE, Grand Rapids,
MI 49512, 616.698.7500, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.stilesmachinery.com.
FABBACK Acrylic Mirror
from Plaskolite has the
widest range of thicknesses,
sizes and patterns.
Available in over twenty
(20) colors including clear
and two textures for special
design needs. FABBACK
Acrylic Mirror utilizes the
industry’s toughest protective
back-coating to maintain
a scratch-resistant surface during fabrication.
The mirro#6F4E37 surface is obtained through a vacuum
metallizing process with aluminum, which provides a superior
FABBACK Acrylic mirror is ideally suited for a variety
of applications using standard plastic fabrication
processes and techniques. It is economical, does not shatter
into sharp-edged pieces like glass, is easy to fabricate,
has an abrasion-resistant coating available, is available in
marine grade options and is made with OPTIX® Acrylic.
Applications include P.O.P. displays, security mirrors,
artwork, home furnishing, novelty and license plates to
name a few.
Run-to-size capabilities offer thickness from 0.060" –
0.236" in widths from 5" – 80" and lengths from 10" – 120".
For more information, contact Jane Nash, Plaskolite,
LLC, 400 W. Nationwide Blvd., Ste. 400, Columbus, OH
43215, 800-848-9124/662-893-5409, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.plaskolite.com.
Interstate Plastics now offers Bubble-X™, a premium
eco-friendly fluted polypropylene signage solution.
Corrugated polypropylene, also called fluted
polypropylene, is commonly seen in signage applications
including outdoor advertising, billboards, and screen
printing, as well as in industrial and agricultural packaging,
construction, and shelters. Fluted polypropylene is
more robust than corrugated fiberboard and lighter than
under in harsh
exposed to hard
water or harsh
Bubble-X™ by Primex is a high-quality co-extruded
polypropylene that is quickly becoming a popular alternative
to both expanded PVC and regular fluted
polypropylene. This 100% recyclable, non-toxic, hypoallergenic,
and eco-friendly air bubble corrugated sheet has
a matte finish similar to expanded PVC but offers some
of the highest resistance to challenging outdoor environments
of any signage material. It also remains easy to
work with when screen printing, digital printing, die cutting,
scoring, folding, gluing, stapling, grommeting,
drilling, laser cutting, and sonic welding.
Bubble-X™ is a green choice for those looking for a signage
material that can be recycled into a normal waste
stream. It’s also an excellent choice for outdoor signage,
enduring conditions too harsh for standard grades of
For more information, contact Christopher Isar, Interstate
Plastics, 330 Commerce Circle, Sacramento CA,
95815, 888-768-5759, Fax: 916-422-1608, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.interstateplastics.com.
is a plastic
company, which has been manufacturing custom plastic
extrusions and molded products since 1978.
Their area of expertise is in custom profile, single and
coextrusion processes. They work with client’s ideas and
make them ready for manufacture, with the ability to
produce and modify all tooling in-house.
The company has an 80,000 sq. ft., 100% solar powe#6F4E37,
zero-waste facility. Inhouse computer part design begins
with PTC Creo Parametric, rapid prototyping equipment,
a complete machine shop with wire EDM, sinker EDM,
CNC milling machining centers, and CNC lathe machines.
Production equipment includes profile extrusion
lines, injection molding machines, corrugated tubing
equipment, cutting, punching, sonic welding, winding,
bending, milling, drilling, adhesive application, and packaging
equipment. Production equipment also includes
decorating machines for hot stamping, silk screening,
and printing. The company is fully equipped with inhouse
packing, warehousing, and shipping facilities.
Their goal has been to coordinate all necessary
processes under one roof - design, manufacturing, assembly,
and shipping with cost-effectiveness and minimal
stress for the customer.
For more information, contact Albert Santelli III, Fram
Trak® Industries Inc., 205 Hallock Ave., Middlesex, NJ
08846, 732-424-8400, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: