Thermoforming and Vacuum Forming
Thermoforming is a manufacturing process where a plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape using a mold, and trimmed to create a usable product. The product is then taken off the mold and excess plastic is trimmed and recycled.
This fast and inexpensive technology requires less lead time and has lower tooling costs than injection molding or machining while also offering a lower part cost than 3D printing.
Thermoforming Sheets and Applications
Thermoforming is compatible with a variety of materials that can achieve a wide range of thermal, mechanical and chemical properties. Below, we’ve put together a little guide to the materials we commonly use for thermoforming and some of their ideal applications. The applications include but are not limited to the below mentioned examples. If you’d like more information about any of the materials listed below, reach out to us at m