CNC Trimming of Thermoformed Parts

Five-axis CNC trimming produces parts with repeatable, close tolerances. There are several 'keys' to achieving consistent and accurately trimmed parts, but first a description of the equipment and trimming process. CNC trimming equipment has been described as a 'Computer controlled router'. This simplistic description does not do justice to the extensive capabilities of this...
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Engineering & Quality

TFP's engineers can provide advice and technical support to fit your every need by helping create and execute solutions to solve problems of form, fit and manufacturability. Our engineering and quality staff work closely with our clients and the entire TFP team to ensure that the end product meets the needs of the user and the marketplace. Engineering: Our engineers have bui...
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Mold, Fixture & Tool Building

In-house tool making capabilities Producing a satisfactory and successful part always starts with the design and construction of an excellent tool. This is true in thermoforming as well as many other processes. At Tru-Form Plastics, we consider the initial information exchange with the customer to be a critical phase in the project. Our engineers will want to know the par...
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Assembly & Fabrication

Tru-Form Plastics, Inc. is a "Turn-Key" manufacturing facility with many plastic molding processes, trimming, metal machining and finishing of individual components as well as providing fabrication, bonding and assembly of multiple parts. The TFP team has years of valuable experience in providing finished parts that require delicate, complicated and precise fabrication and ...
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Painting & Printing

TFP's in-house painting department provides a variety of applications using state-of-the-art equipment. Our painting experts use the latest techniques to apply the coating per your specifications. Special templates and fixtures are designed to cover parts over the areas that do not require paint. These detailed forms contour the required surfaces thus streamlining the prep and ...
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Thermoforming Process (step-by-step)

Vacuum Forming Plastic Process (step-by-step) A material blank which has a length and width greater than the finished part is loaded into a clamp frame to be carried through the process. The blank in the clamp frame moves into an oven where it is heated to the forming temperature. At the forming temperature, the material is softened and pliable, but remains in a sheet con...
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Plastic Process Comparison

The chart below compares thermoforming in the first two columns of vacuum forming/pressure forming with reaction injection molding, injection molding and structural foam molding. The highest value is 10 and lowest is 1. Thermoforming also competes with rotomolding, blow molding, fiberglass, and sheetmetal fabrication. Vacuum Forming Pressure Forming RIM Injection ...
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Thermoformer Tru-Form diversifying into aerospace market

By Roger Renstrom June 11h, 2013 Custom thermoformer Tru-Form Plastics Inc. of Gardena, Calif., has positioned itself for additional aircraft business as a complement to its strength in housings for medical gear. For the medical and aerospace markets, “the common denominators are quality, moderate volume, low tool cost and short lead time,” said Jack Schrieffer, sales ma...
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Aerospace certification will support all business lines

Aerospace certification will support all business lines By Clare Goldsberry As published in Plastics Today: July 24th, 2013 Tru-Form Plastics, Inc. (www.tru-formplastics.com), a thermoformer of custom components for the aerospace, medical diagnostic equipment, transportation and lighting industries, announced the company's certifications: ISO 9001:2008 and AS 9100:2009 in ...
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Tru-Form Plastics Receives ISO 9001:2008 and AS 9100:2009 Certification

The management and employees of Tru-Form Plastics, Inc. are proud to announce we have received ISO 9001:2008 and AS 9100:2009 certification. The registrar, NQA of Acton, Ma issued the certificate on February 4th, which is valid until February 4, 2016. A copy of the certificate is attached. The AS 9100:2009 certification is in accordance with the requirements of AS 9104A (Aer...
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