Custom Plastic Fabrication of an Acrylic Vacuum Chamber

Custom Plastic Fabrication of an Acrylic Vacuum Chamber

A customer in the research industry contacted National Plastics & Seals, Inc. in need of a custom-fabricated acrylic vacuum chamber. The product was to be used for research and product testing. We worked very closely with this client to ensure all specifications were met. First we designed the vacuum chamber, creating AutoCad drawings based on the customer’s design concepts. Then we applied CNC routing using a techno CNC router, ensuring the highest possible tolerance. We then flame polished, hand buffed the edges and assembled the product, apply weld-on #40 to produce a crystal clear air-tight structural bond. Finally, we custom packaged the vacuum chamber and shipped the three units to the client in Cary, Illinois.

The finished product measured 40 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 16 inches high. We used 1.250 inches thick clear cast acrylic. Special features included NPT fittings, O’Rings, and stainless steel hardware.

We thoroughly inspected the products prior to shipping them to the client, who was extremely satisfied with the service and production. To learn more about this project, or for more information on our other products and services, please contact us.

Plastic Fabrication Project Highlights

Product Description This custom acrylic vacuum chamber is used for research, and product testing purposes.
Custom Fabrication Capabilities Applied/Processes Primary:
  • Generate AutoCAD Drawings Based off of Customer Supplied Design Concept
CNC Routing
  • To insure high tolerance assembly
Flame Polishing
  • Flame Polish Edges
  • Hand Buffed Edges
  • Weld-on #40 Structural Solvent
Custom Packaging
Equipment Used to Manufacture Acrylic Product Techno CNC Router
  • Automatic Tool Changer
  • 5' x 8' Bed
Overall Product Dimensions Material Thickness: 1.250"
Length: 40.00"
Width: 20.00"
Tightest Tolerances ±1/16"  
Material Used Clear Cast Acrylic  
Features NPT Fittings
Stainless Steel Hardware
In process testing/Inspection performed Parts Were Inspected Prior to Assembly to Provide Air Tight Seal for Vacuum
Industry for Use Manufacturing
Volume 3 Units  
Delivery Time 2 Weeks  
Delivery Location Cary, Illinois  
Standards Met Customer Supplied Design Concept  
Product Name Acrylic Vacuum Chamber