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Thermoforming

Found in everything from miniature electronic devices to heavyweight industry processes, thermoformed plastics play a pivotal societal role. Take your product from design to a finished item quickly and affordably with plastic extrusion thermoforming services from Plastic Fabrication Solutions.

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What’s Plastic Thermoforming?

It’s a plastic molding technique used to produce finished parts from raw plastic sheets. The process involves heating plastic sheets to specific temperatures for easy manipulation. When a pliable state is reached, the workpiece is formed over a mold. Once the final shape is obtained, cooling occurs. Any extra material is trimmed off the finished item.

 

Custom plastic thermoforming offers a variety of benefits. Examples include: 

  • Low Tooling Cost

  • Short Lead Times

  • Quality Finished Product

  • High-Speed Production

  • Fast Prototyping

  • Flexible Process 

  • Easily Adaptable To Customer Needs

  • Wide Selection Of Plastics Can Be Used 

  • Extensive Finishing Options 

Your Plastic Thermoforming Source

Plastic Fabrication Solutions is a leading manufacturer of standard and custom thermoformed plastic products for demanding applications. Whether you need a prototype or full-scale production, we’d love to help your business. 

 

Our custom plastic thermoforming process is quick and easy. We want you to rest easy knowing your order is in good hands. 

  • Design

  • Prototyping

  • Final Tooling 

  • Full-Scale Production

  • Finishing

  • Shipping

There’s practically no limit to what we can accomplish when it comes to plastic thermoforming. From single station to sheet bending, our team can meet your needs. 

 

  • Capable Of Heat Bending Lengths Up To 120” Long Or Wide

  • Can Heat Bend Material Up To 1” Thick 

 

Just let us know the shape you want and any applicable requirements. We turn around orders fast and at competitive prices. 

 

High-Performance Materials, Quality Parts  

There are hundreds of thermoplastic materials available, and each one has unique performance characteristics. Plastic Fabrication Solutions can produce thermoformed products using many plastic types. 

  • Acrylic

  • Polycarbonate

  • High-Density Polyethylene, Or HDPE

  • Polyethylene Terephthalate, Or PETG

  • Expanded PVC

  • Aluminum Composite Material, Or ACM

  • Types 1 And 2 PVC

  • Pipe Grade High-Density Polyethylene, Or Pipe Grade HDPE

  • Low-Density Polyethylene, Or LDPE

  • Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, Or UHMW

  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, Or ABS

  • Multiwall Polycarbonate

  • Coroplast

  • Styrene

  • High-Impact Polystyrene Sheet, Or HIPS

If your project requires another thermoplastic material, just let us know. We’re happy to accommodate your needs.

 

Turning Up The Heat Means Versatile Manufacturing Capabilities

The ability to produce plastic parts with complex geometries quickly and affordably makes thermoforming an incredibly valuable manufacturing method. It’s used to create a wide range of components. 

  • Retail Clamshell Packaging 

  • Acrylic Furniture

  • Podiums

  • Personal-Protective Equipment, Or PPE

  • Shelving 

  • Face Shields 

  • Tabletops

  • Sneeze Guards

  • Automotive Components 

  • Partitions 

  • Point-Of-Purchase Displays

  • Packaging Blisters

  • Aerospace Parts

  • Trophies

  • Material-Handling Trays 

  • Acrylic Boxes

  • Electronic Equipment Housings 

  • Covers

  • Agricultural Machinery Parts

  • Pick-And-Place Trays

  • Shipping Trays

  • Wedding Products

  • Medical Packaging

  • POP Displays

  • Packaging Inserts

Our wheelhouse is assisting glass manufacturers who specialize in impact or bullet-resistant acrylic and polycarbonate partitions for commercial applications like convenience stores, banks, and restaurants. 

 

Your Turnkey Plastic Product Solutions  

To fully realize a finished plastic product, many processes are often required. Moving in-process materials from one service provider to another is costly and time-consuming. 

 

In addition to thermoforming, Plastic Fabrication Solutions offers many other services designed to help you get the most value from your supply chain. Our capabilities include: 

  • CNC Machining

  • Edge Beveling

  • Edge Polishing

  • Engraving

  • Manual Routing 

  • Solvent Welding 

Custom Shipping Options 

Receiving damaged or late orders of plastic parts can derail your production schedule. We’re proud to offer many shipping options.

 

Large orders shipped by a freight carrier come custom packaged on a pallet, minimizing the chances of damage. Corner protectors are applied to all four sides and cardboard is used to cover the material, which is banded together. Each pallet includes a protective plastic sheet below all purchased plastic sheeting. This rules out possible nail damage.

 

For smaller ground shipments, the item size determines the appropriate packaging method. The smallest possible cardboard box is used. Special packaging is available upon request. Just notify your sales representative, who will work with you on any requirements.

 

What’s more, you can set up your own shipping solution. A handling charge is added to the order to cover the cost of packaging. Please note the packaging prices are not included in our parts cost unless requested.

 

Let’s Team Up

At Plastic Fabrication Solutions, we don’t have a job to do until you need thermoformed plastic products. That’s why your project goals are ours, and your deadlines drive us. 

 

Contact us to learn more about custom plastic thermoforming. We’re happy to discuss your needs in greater detail. 

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