Vacuum Forming & Fabrication Services
Specialized fabrication and custom vacuum forming plastics, acrylic and plexiglass allows us to duplicate and machine existing parts as well as design and fabricate new parts for custom solutions.
Plastifab Inc experienced fabricators can take your ideas from simple sketches or drawings and create custom one of a kind pieces for you or your company.
MATERIALS WE WORK WITH
We work with a wide variety of materials including, but not limited to, Acrylic, Plexiglass, Polycarbonate, ABS, PVC, Styrene, Kydex, Polypropylene, and Polyethylene. Our customer base ranges from individuals needing a cut piece of plastic to large corporations needing hundreds of custom fabricated pieces. We are happy to accommodate short or full production run fabrication jobs.
Vacuum forming, also called thermoforming, has become one of our most popular plastic fabrication methods. It gives the product a professional appearance and is very cost effective.
Vacuum forming acrylic or plexiglass is the act of heating sheets of plastic in a frame and pulling it over a mold. Once this is done, the vacuum removes the excess air and the material is formed to the shape of the mold.
Also known as vacuum molding, vacuum forming acrylic produces custom plastic products that are durable, cost-effective, high quality and aesthetically appealing while offering close tolerances, tight specifications and sharp detail. It also allows for high volume large production runs, and inexpensive mold and design modifications.
FLEXIBLE VOLUME RUNS + FAST TURNAROUND
Typically, the tooling or mold costs for vacuum forming are about 75% less expensive than injection molding. This allows our clients to get into their market faster and with less start up costs. An added benefit of our facility is that we can produce molds or tooling in house. We have the ability to fabricate tooling from wood, resin, or aluminum. Our customers don’t need to use multiple companies to complete the job. We are a one stop job shop!
LARGE + SMALL OVENS
Our facility houses 3 ovens to meet the needs of our customers. Our 2′ x 2′ oven is great for smaller products such as clamshell packaging and low profile pieces. The 4′ x 4′ and our 4′ x 5′ ovens are our most popular units. Most products are formed in these ovens because the height can be adjusted and the formed products can vary in size up to 60″.