Quality American vacuum formed plastic manufacturers
Vacuum forming, which is a version of thermoforming and one of the oldest plastic forming methods, occurs when a sheet of plastic is heated and formed onto the surface of a single-surface mold by a vacuum. Only one side of the plastic sheet is shaped using the mold.
This process is typically used for larger products / parts at smaller production runs and is good for rapid prototyping. It allows for lower setup and design costs compared to higher-volume plastics manufacturing processes such as injection molding. Use of the vacuum forming method is common in many automotive components such as bumpers and door interiors, engine covers, parts for ATMs / kiosks, and plastic packaging.
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Alicia Plastics, Inc.
Allied Plastics, Inc.
Alltrista Industrial Plastics
American Technical Fabricators
Analytic Plastics, Inc.
Atlantic Precision Plastics, Inc.
Best Plastics, Inc.
Black & Bendixon, Ltd.
Where a hollow mold is filled with a specific amount of resin and then rotated bi-axially in an oven, softening the material to evenly disperse and stick to the walls of the mold. Each rotation, along with the correct speed is critical. In order to maintain an even thickness throughout the part, the mold continues to rotate until it is completely cooled.