Forming & fabricating with Acrylic. ***POLYMERIZABLE CEMENT BONDING - THE GOLD STANDARD*** A Tenecor® Explainer

Forming & fabricating with Acrylic. ***POLYMERIZABLE CEMENT BONDING - THE GOLD STANDARD*** A Tenecor® Explainer

The gold standard for bonding acrylic to itself in larger aquarium builds is polymerizable cement bonding. It is the go to method when joining pieces greater than 1 inch in thickness and some cases...
Forming & fabricating with Acrylic. ***THE TWO MOST COMMON ROUTING PROBLEMS*** A Tenecor® Explainer

Forming & fabricating with Acrylic. ***THE TWO MOST COMMON ROUTING PROBLEMS*** A Tenecor® Explainer

The two most common problems when cutting and routing acrylic welding of the material and poor edge finish. In this article, I will focus on routing. The top reasons for chip welding and poor finis...
Forming & fabricating with Acrylic. ***CAPILLARY SOLVENT BONDING*** A Tenecor® Explainer

Forming & fabricating with Acrylic. ***CAPILLARY SOLVENT BONDING*** A Tenecor® Explainer

Capillary bonding is the most well known method for joining acrylic. And from the number of posts, easy to assume it is the only way. As in all methods, surface preparation is key to success. For t...
Forming & fabricating with Acrylic. ***CEMENTING ACRYLIC TO OTHER MATERIALS*** A Tenecor® Explainer

Forming & fabricating with Acrylic. ***CEMENTING ACRYLIC TO OTHER MATERIALS*** A Tenecor® Explainer

Satisfactory joints between acrylic sheet and other plastics as well as non-plastics are more difficult than joining acrylic to acrylic and the resulting joints are usually lower strength. In most ...

Forming & fabricating with Acrylic. ***CEMENTING ACRYLIC Part 1*** A Tenecor® Explainer

Acrylic pieces may be joined three ways:1) mechanical means such as bolts or screws2) thermal means such as welding3) chemical methods such as cementingFor our purposes, I will focus on the third m...
Forming & fabricating with Acrylic. ***STRIP HEATERS*** A Tenecor® Explainer

Forming & fabricating with Acrylic. ***STRIP HEATERS*** A Tenecor® Explainer

The simplest method of forming acrylic sheet along a straight line is to use a strip heater. Strip heaters are typically used to for the rapid production of simple boxes, and frames. They are gene...
How to Size A Corner Pentagon Fabrication. A Tenecor® Explainer

How to Size A Corner Pentagon Fabrication. A Tenecor® Explainer

Corner pentagon aquariums have two symmetric back walls and a bent viewing panel. The back walls are at 90 degrees to each other and the viewing panel completes the vertical structure. The final as...

Forming & fabricating with Acrylic. ***ROUTING ACRYLIC*** A Tenecor® Explainer

Routers are used in edge-finishing operations and for cutting flat or formed acrylic sheet parts to size.For our purposes, the two main types of router configurations I will discuss are 1) table an...
Forming & fabricating with Acrylic. ***CUTTING ACRYLIC*** A Tenecor® Explainer

Forming & fabricating with Acrylic. ***CUTTING ACRYLIC*** A Tenecor® Explainer

Acrylic sheet can be cut in three ways:1) Sawing2) Routing3) Scribing and breakingSawing and routing can be used for straight and curved cuts on any thickness of material. Scribing is limited to st...