Acrylic & Plastic Spheres

A globe or sphere is a complete ball. We make most of our plastic spheres by bonding two plastic hemispheres together, then sanding and polishing the seams. This allows us to build large Plastic Spheres that maintain good strength and structural integrity.

To learn more about our hemispheres, please visit our Plastic Domes & Hemispheres page.

CDS can also manufacture seamless, injection-blow-molded plastic spheres. Blow molded sphere wall thickness becomes an issue on larger spheres, so blow molding makes the most sense for smaller plastic spheres.

Our plastic spheres are most commonly constructed of either polycarbonate or acrylic.

call us at 909-930-5535 to discuss your project, or:

Plastic Sphere Construction Pros and Cons:

Free-Blown
Method (2 piece)

Molded
Hemisphere (2 piece)

Injection-Blowmolded
(seamless)

Visible Seams

Yes Yes Minimal

Polycarbonate

Yes Yes Yes

Acrylic

Yes Yes Yes

Overall Shape

Fair Very Good Very Good

Size/Price

Up to 96″
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Up to 72″
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6″ Sphere with 2.81″ opening / $15.36
8″ Sphere with 3-1/2″ opening / $19.76
10″ Sphere with 3-1/2″ opening / $26.46
12″ Sphere with 5-1/4″ opening / $32.86
14″ Sphere with 5-1/4″ opening / $57.38
16″ Sphere with 5-1/4″ opening / $63.96
18″ Sphere with 5-1/4″ opening / $89.68
20″ Sphere with 5-1/4″ opening / $123.06
22″ Sphere with 8-1/4″ opening / $176.04
24″ Sphere with 8-1/2″ opening / $258.00

Bonded Sphere Distortion Model

These illustrations show the contrasting side view of a symmetrical hemisphere vs. a free-blown hemisphere. Also shown is a side profile of two free-blown plastic hemispheres combined to form a plastic sphere.

Hemisphere Shape with Tool

Free Blown Hemisphere Shape

Two Free-Blown Plastic Hemispheres

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Our minimum order sizes are $50 for stock products, $200 for customized stock products, and $400 for custom orders.*

*Freight and tax are extra