Services we offer:
- Vacuum Forming
- 5-Axis CNC Routing
- Light Assembly
- Die Cutting
- Heat Bending
- And More!
- Government / DOT
- Recreational Vehicles
The most advantageous aspects of thermoforming are its low tooling and engineering costs coupled with the fast turnaround time which makes thermoforming process ideal for prototype development and low-volume custom plastic production. QC Plastics thermoforming process is a huge savings over the injection molding process - and for some it is considered the most affordable choice without giving up any of the quality desired when it comes to a custom plastic design.
Advantages of the Thermoforming Process
- Extremely adaptive to customer design needs
- Rapid prototyping development
- Material and process is optimized for cost effectiveness
- High-speed production allows for just-in-time shipments
- Flexible tooling design offers a competitive advantage
- On-the-fly product enhancements with low additional costs
- Visually pleasing appearance
- Weight savings for consumer and manufacturer
- Wider design scope
- Lower tooling costs
- No anticorrosion spray necessary
- Paintable and colored plastic availability
- Fully integrated process with limitless flexibility
for small to large product designs
6 Advantages of Using the 5-Axis CNC Router
Automation – CNC cutting can be entirely automated to handle hundreds or thousands of projects. If you have one design that needs cutting over and over again, a CNC cutter will handle this with ease. It could be automotive parts or plastic components. In fact, the machinery can be left overnight and will automatically keep the production line moving. All it takes is some simple programming in the outset and it’ll run effectively.
Precision and accuracy – Thanks to this automation, you can guarantee precision and accuracy. So long as the designs have been drawn to a precise scale measurement, the CNC router will take care of the rest. Previously, it would be left in the hands of a hand-held machine that is susceptible to mistakes. With a cutting machine, that is no longer a problem.
Safety – As the cutting machinery is no longer reliant on human control, it is inherently safer. CNC routers are complete with safety features to guard against accidents. If a problem develops with the machinery, it will simply damage itself, rather than inflicting harm to others. The less hand-held cutting devices in operation, the safer the business.
Lower manpower costs – We’ve already touched on the automation abilities of these machines. It means that less manpower is needed in the cutting process. A smaller team can program and monitor the robotics, alleviating the strain on human resources. The precision and skilled work is taken care of by machines, so they can be run at a lower cost.
Training is undertaken virtually. – As the CNC routing industry relies on electronics, all training takes place virtually. The programming and control can be taught via computers. Again, this improves safety and reduces human resources costs.
Flexible and adaptive – The best thing about new engineering technology is the inherent flexibility. CNC routing can adapt to any project at the click of a button. If it can be programmed, it can be cut! This follows a familiar theme in the manufacturing and engineering world. The likes of laser technology and 3D printing have flexibility at their heart. These technologies allow their operators to change and alter the product easily. It means they can work with a myriad of business sectors and open themselves to new territories.
What is Vacuum Forming?
Vacuum forming is a simplified version of thermoforming process whereby a sheet of plastic is heated to a forming temperature, stretched onto a single-surface mold, and forced against the mold by a vacuum is formed into permanent objects such as turnpike signs and protective covers.