How to Make High Quality Custom Acrylic Display Stand?

Acrylic display stand is widely used in commercial display and personal collections, and their transparent, beautiful, and easy to customize characteristics are favored. As a professional custom acrylic display factory, we know the importance of making high-quality custom acrylic display stands. This article will introduce in detail how to make an acrylic display stand, from design planning to material selection, production process, and key points for attention, to provide you with professional and detailed guidance.

Design Planning

Before making a custom acrylic display stand, reasonable design planning is the key to ensuring that the display stand meets the functional and aesthetic requirements. The following are the design planning steps for making an acrylic display stand:


1. Determine the Display Needs: Clarify the purpose of the display stand and the type of display items. Consider factors such as the size, shape, weight, and quantity of the display items to determine the size and structure of the display stand.


2. Select the Display Stand Type: Select the appropriate display stand type according to the display needs. Common types of acrylic display stands include flat display stands, stair display stands, rotating display stands and wall display stands. According to the characteristics of the display items and the limitations of the display space, choose the most suitable display stand type.


3. Consider the Material and Color: Choose high-quality acrylic plates with good transparency and strong durability as the material of the display stand. According to the characteristics of the display items and the style of the display environment, choose the appropriate acrylic sheet color and thickness.


4. Structural Design: According to the weight and size of the displayed items, design a stable structural frame and support mode. Ensure that the display stand can withstand weight and maintain balance to provide a safe and reliable display effect.


5. Layout and Space Utilization: According to the number and size of display items, reasonable arrangement of display rack layout. Consider the display effect and visibility of the displayed items to ensure that each item can be properly displayed and highlighted.


6. Style and Brand Positioning: According to your brand positioning and display needs, determine the overall style and design elements of the display stand. Keep consistent with the brand image, pay attention to details and aesthetics, and improve the display effect and user experience.


7. Detachable and Adjustable: Design a detachable and adjustable display stand to adapt to changes in display items and adjustment needs. Increase the flexibility and practicality of the display stand, and facilitate the replacement and adjustment of the display items.

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Prepare Materials and Tools

Before making an acrylic display stand, it is crucial to prepare the appropriate materials and tools. Here is a list of some common materials and tools you will need:


Acrylic Sheet: Choose a high-quality acrylic sheet with high transparency and good durability. Purchase the appropriate thickness and size of acrylic sheet according to the design plan and requirements.


Screws and Nuts: Select the appropriate screws and nuts for connecting the individual components of the acrylic sheet. Ensure that the size, material, and number of screws and nuts match the structure of the display stand.


Glue or Acrylic Adhesive: Select a glue or acrylic adhesive suitable for the acrylic material to bond the components of the acrylic sheet.


Auxiliary Materials: As required, prepare some auxiliary materials, such as Angle iron, rubber pad, plastic pad, etc., to increase the stability and support of the display stand.


Cutting Tools: According to the thickness of the acrylic sheet, choose the appropriate cutting tools, such as an acrylic laser cutting machine.


Drilling Machine: Used to drill holes in acrylic sheets. Select the appropriate drill bit and ensure that the size and depth of the hole match the screw size.


Hand Tools: Prepare some common hand tools, such as screwdrivers, wrenches, files, hammers, etc., for assembling and adjusting the display stand.


Polishing Tools: Use a diamond polishing machine or cloth wheel polishing machine to polish and trim the edge of the acrylic sheet to improve the smoothness of the edge of the acrylic sheet and the appearance of the display stand.


Cleaning Equipment: Prepare a soft cloth and a special acrylic cleaner to clean the surface of the acrylic sheet and keep it clear and bright.

Production Process

The following is the process of making acrylic display stands to ensure that you can make high-quality custom display stands:


CAD Design and Simulation: Using computer-aided design software to draw the design drawings of display stands.


Making Parts: According to the design drawing, use the cutting tool to cut the acrylic sheet into the required parts and panels. Make sure the cut edges are flat and smooth.


Drilling: Using a drilling tool, drill holes into the acrylic sheet for attaching parts and securing screws. Pay attention to controlling the depth and Angle of the drilling hole to avoid the cracking and damage of the acrylic sheet. (Please note: if the parts are glued using a display stand, then drilling is not necessary)


Assembly: According to the design plan, the parts of the acrylic sheet are assembled. Use screws and nuts to make connections that are tight and structurally stable. Use glue or acrylic adhesive as needed to increase the strength and stability of the connection.


Adjustment and Calibration: After the assembly is completed, adjustment and calibration are carried out to ensure the stability and balance of the display stand. Use auxiliary materials as needed, such as Angle iron, rubber pad, etc., to increase support and stability.


Polishing and Cleaning: Use polishing tools to polish the edges of the acrylic sheet to make it smooth and bright. Clean the display surface with a soft cloth and acrylic cleaner to ensure it is clear and bright.

Key Points to Note

When making a custom acrylic display stand, here are some key points to note:


Cutting Acrylic Sheet: When cutting acrylic sheets with cutting tools, make sure that the acrylic sheet is securely secured to the work surface to prevent movement or shaking. Use appropriate cutting speed and pressure to avoid excessive pressure resulting in the rupture of the acrylic sheet. At the same time, follow the instruction manual of the cutting tool to ensure safe operation.


Drilling the Acrylic Sheet: Before drilling, use tape to mark the drilling location to reduce the fragmentation and cracking of the acrylic sheet. Select the right bit and the right speed to drill slowly and steadily. During the drilling process, pay attention to maintaining a stable pressure and Angle, and avoid excessive pressure and rapid movement, so as to avoid the acrylic plate cracking.


Assemble Connections: When assembling connections, ensure that the dimensions and specifications of screws and nuts match the thickness and aperture of the acrylic sheet. Pay attention to the fastening strength of the screws, both to ensure that the connection is tight and also to avoid excessive fastening resulting in damage to the acrylic plate. Use a wrench or screwdriver to properly tighten the screws and nuts to ensure a secure connection.


Balance and Stability: After the assembly is completed, the balance and stability are checked. Make sure the display is not tilted or unstable. If adjustment is required, auxiliary materials such as Angle iron and rubber pad can be used for support and balance adjustment.


Polishing and Cleaning Precautions: When using polishing tools for edge polishing, pay attention to controlling the speed and pressure of the polishing machine to avoid overheating and damage to the acrylic sheet.


Maintenance and Maintenance Suggestions: When cleaning the surface of the acrylic sheet, use a soft cloth and a special acrylic cleaner, wipe gently, and avoid using corrosive cleaners and rough fabrics, so as to avoid scratching or damaging the surface of the acrylic sheet.


Quality Control and Testing: After the production is completed, quality control and testing are carried out. Check the appearance quality, connection tightness, and stability of the display stand. Place the items on the display stand and test their load-bearing capacity and stability to ensure that the display stand can meet the expected display needs.


Making acrylic display stands requires careful planning, precise operation, and quality control. Through the proper design, material selection, cutting, drilling, assembly, balancing and polishing steps, it is possible to create high-quality custom acrylic display stands. At the same time, continuous improvement and close cooperation with customers are indispensable elements to meet the changing market demands and customer expectations. As a professional acrylic display stand manufacturer, we will continue to innovate and improve, to provide customers with better display solutions.

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Post time: Nov-24-2023