Keep Your Eye on the Ball

Plastiblocks

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Cooler weather is coming, the kids are going back to school, and cottages are closing up. While it might be bittersweet to see summer coming to an end, it means that we settle back into a routine and start new projects.
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We decided to start the season with a fun demonstration on how to make a plastic ball using a tool that many people are unaware exists. We used a radius cutter and the lathe. When paired with a lathe, radius cutters are responsible for making concave or convex shapes.

The process you see in our video is a great example of the art that can be produced by means of a skilled craftsman. Check out the link on our Plasti-Block™ YouTube Channel

Plastic balls can be mass manufactured in many ways, but are primarily made by the process of injection molding into dyes. Take a look at this video of table tennis balls being mass produced in a factory.

Check out our blog for this and other interesting articles: https://www.plastiblocks.com/latestnews
 
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