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We carry a wide selection of high-quality materials from the industry's leading plastics manufacturers including Polycarbonate, Nylon, Delrin, and Polyethylene. Acrylics and tools are available for purchase through our online store.Learn More
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Altec offers a wide selection of materials (wholesales and retail) from the world's leading plastics manufacturers.
Laser cutting and drilling enables us to deliver intricate shapes, cuts, and details not achievable through other processes.
We offer CNC turning, milling, and routing services for a full range of plastics including PET, polyester, and PVDF.
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Colorspace is an interactive sculpture that translates text messages into breathtaking animations of colored light.Read Now View All News
Altec caters to Do It Yourselfers and Homeowners by helping you select the proper materials, adhesive / glues, and tools needed for any project. We'll also answer all your questions regarding best techniques for working with materials and tools. If you are not comfortable doing the work yourself, you can discuss your project with an Altec Salestech and we'll quote doing the project for you.
Altec offers a wide range of plastics and glass to fit almost every need in the construction business that a tradesman or contractor might need. Altec works closely with many contractors ranging from the small 1-2 man shops up to the largest construction companies offering a variety of materials and support services. Give us a call any time you need help selecting the proper materials for your project. We’ll help you find and quote exactly what you need.
Altec caters to students and artists offering you a wide range of both clear and colored materials in flat sheets, solid rods, and hollow tubes. We also stock the proper adhesives and tools needed to complete school projects or exhibits. Altec also specializes in, and stocks, materials for laser cutting projects. Some of the most popular materials and tools used by students and artists are listed below. Call or visit if you are seeking a specific material or tool). Shop our online store or visit our walk-in store to browse stock items, remnants, and left over pieces sold at discount prices.
Altec works with architects and designers on a daily basis on a wide variety of projects ranging from simple interior residential design to the most-complex commercial installations. Whenever needed, we will help you select the proper materials and gauges you need for any project, walking you through our selection of available materials, color choices, and finishes.
With Massachusetts now a popular and sought-after location for filmmaking, and Boston's many theaters and concert venues, Altec has become a leading supplier of materials and custom fabricated pieces for film locations, stages, and events. We help set designers and producers choose the right materials for any creative need.
With more than 30 years' experience in manufacturing bonnets and vitrines (pedestal and wall mount styles) for the most respected museums in the Northeast, Altec is the proven “go to” supplier for protecting priceless artifacts and works of art. We also work with the most talented model makers and framers in New England to create and protect amazing designs and displays. We are experts in the use of Standard Clear acrylic, Abrasion Resistant Acrylic, UV Filtering Acrylic, and Non-Glare Acrylic.
Colorspace, created by Sosolimited (SOSO), is an interactive sculpture located in the mezzanine of 200 Clarendon Street Boson that translates text messages into breathtaking animations of colored light.
Altec Plastics was commissioned by SOSO to cut, polish, machine, and frost custom acrylic rods that display a breathtaking array of computer controlled colors. Altec helped SOSO select and test a range of materials and finishes. The final material was then fabricated into 92 1.5-inch diameter rods in a variety of lengths that were installed by SOSO to create this unique and fun interactive sculpture.
As visitors enter the space, they pass a long marble wall of suspended light pendants. Anyone with a mobile device can send a text message to the number printed on the wall. The sculpture replies with a sparkling wash of light that sweeps across the wall, illuminating the space with new colors based upon the message sent.
Click the video to enjoy a sampling of this project. For more information of SOSO, visit www.sosolimited.com