Vacuum forming is a very economical method for producing plastic parts. The vacuum forming process can produce parts in various configurations in small and large quantities at a reasonable price. This process involves the controlled heating of plastic materials to a temperature where it is flexible enough to be altered by the shape of a mold with the help of vacuum. In this method, the heated plastic sheet is forced against the mold by the air pressure differential created by pulling a vacuum between the sheet and the mold.
Vacuum forming can be used for projects like:
Lift truck enclosures
Railcar interior trim parts and seating components
Engine covers for construction equipment
Fascias for outdoor kiosks and ATM applications
Vacuum forming has advantages over other plastic production methods.
Here are some potential advantages that would make vacuum forming a good choice for your plastic part:
Large parts or multi-part uses
Moderate annual volumes
Tight tooling budget
Rapid product development
Materials commonly used in Vacuum Forming
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