Monday, June 24, 2013

Mike Trout Saved by Plexiglass

Mike Trout likes the new Plexiglass Acrylic wall installed in Angel Stadium when diving after fly balls.

'It’s a big help to know that if you hit it, you’re not going to kill yourself,” Trout said of the new wall. “It gives. That’s the first time I’ve actually hit it in a game full speed, and it’s definitely softer. The old one had no give at all. If you hit it full speed, you’d probably jam your shoulder or get cut up.'

original article:,0,3836756.story

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Rowlux® Illusion Film

Rowlux® Illusion Film is a really cool material that has been around for a long time and has been used in everything from trade show booths to artworks by Salvador Dali and Roy Lichtenstein.

Rowlux® is a multi-lensed effect lenticular plastic manufactured in vinyl, polycarbonate (stock) or cellulose propionate. Available in flexible or semi-rigid, in both sheet and roll form. Rowlux thermoplastic sheet gets its effects of motion and dimension from thousands of minute parabolic lenses molded into the surface. These lenses create shimmering patterns that can be remarkably three dimensional. It comes in a wide variety of patterns and colors, translucent and opaque. Printability is the key word for Rowlux. It can be printed with various methods including silk screening and hot-stamping. It can be applied to many substrates with a variety of adhesives.

Here are some examples:

 Trade Show Exhibit
 Red Hot Chili Peppers' Drum Set

Roy Lichtenstein, "Moonscape" 1965

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Definitely check out all the new plastic fabrication videos on the ePlastics you tube channel:

Videos include thermoforming, machine polishing, plastic welding and more.