Various material capabilities and the ability to meet tight tolerances for your applications.
What is Thermoforming?
With the thermoforming process we are able to take a thin sheet of plastic, warm it up, and then pass it through a molding station to form the part. We then stamp out the part to cut it from the remaining sheet.
PET.. what? Yeah, it can get a little confusing, but each plastic material has characteristics to meet specific demands. Don’t leave it to chance. If you are unsure which material to use in your application please feel free to let us assist.
Worried about fit?
With our 3D printing capabilities you don’t need to just hope the designed product will work. We are able to produce a 3D printed version of your part before we make the tooling and ramp up production to deliver your parts.
Absolutely. Each thermoformed part is custom designed for your specific needs.
Plastics Resources entered the thermoforming business in the early 2000’s to compliment our existing product lines and provide additional solutions to our customer base.
We are happy to assist in the design phase and can work with your team of engineers and leverage our 3D printing capabilities to get the product you require.
Custom Tools Made
We want to ensure you have complete confidence in the outcome of your project and that we prove ourselves as your preferred supplier. If you have more questions please contact us.
Is Tooling Expensive For New Parts?
Costs for tooling with thermoforming can vary greatly by the size of your part and the number of parts per shot. Once we know more about the application and specifics of your project we can determine the costs to move your project forward.
Do You Have Size Limitations?
While we’d like to say no, we do have size limitations. However, we can generally produce within a forming area of 18″ x 18″ and a depth of 5 inches with a mold assist.
How Long Does The Process Take?
Most new projects with thermoforming can achieve an initial production run within 5-6 weeks.
Can You Assist With Product Design?
We are always available to help with design questions or to help troubleshoot. We can also produce the part with a 3D print to test out before moving the project forward.