We offer several different forming processes including but not limited to:

Thermoforming: A manufacturing process where a plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable product.

Thermoforming Benefits include:
~Part thickness: .060-.50 inches
~Tight detail and tolerances
~Significant tooling flexibility
~Thermoforming is generally selected over injection molding for tooling costs

Vaccum Forming: A simplified version of thermoforming, where a sheet of plastic is heated to a forming temperature, stretched onto a single-surface mold, and forced against the mold by a vacuum. This process can be used to form plastic into permanent objects such as turnpike signs and protective covers.

Heat Bending:

Drape Forming: A simple method of forming plastic by heating a plastic sheet to its ideal forming temperature and shaping the sheet over a mold or form. Once cooled, the formed part is removed from the mold and any secondary operations can proceed. Drape forming is perfect when a gradual bend is required for the part.

Drape Forming benefits include:
~Part thickness: .060-.50 inches
~Relatively in expensive tooling cost
~Beautiful gradual bends
~Great for large parts