Could Our Data Soon Be Stored On Plastic?

These days it is truly astounding how much data we can stuff into external hard drives or even the ubiquitous USB drive. Computer chips are getting smaller and smaller and are able to store ever greater amounts of information, but it seems that eventually we’ll reach the limit of what is possible with our current materials. An intriguing  article in New Scientist spotlights a s...
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Thermoforming Process Compared to other Processes

In its simplest form, a small tabletop or lab size machine can be used to heat small cut sections of plastic sheet and stretch it over a mold using vacuum. This method is often used for sample and prototype parts. In complex and high-volume applications, very large production machines are utilized to heat and form the plastic sheet and trim the formed parts from the sheet in a ...
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Can You Weld with Vibration?

You might have tried out welding for the first time in shop class, using a blow torch to pit fire against metal. When the fire melted the metal, it cooled and fused forming a joint. That same blow torch isn’t exactly a useful tool when it comes to attaching certain other materials such as plastics. Here at Tru-Form Plastics, we use a different wielding technique that actuall...
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The Tru-Form Mission Statement

Like most companies, Tru-Form Plastics operates under guiding principles, which we take very seriously. Our mission statement was crafted carefully and reflects our values as we work to provide our customers with excellent customer service and great products. Here are our five guiding principles: Devoted customer service Excellent manufacturing Highest quality standa...
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How Technology Has Changed Thermoforming

  Thermoforming of plastic has been around for many years, but, as with almost every other industry, technology has made some big changes in how thermoforming works. Specialized computer programs now allow us to be even more precise during the thermoforming process, which greatly increases the efficiency of each job as well as the overall quality of the parts. Specifica...
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Do You Need EMI Shielding with Nickle or Copper?

Implementing effective EMI shielding can help prevent electromagnetic interference from disrupting your sensitive electronic equipment, but if you need nickel or copper shielding you are going to have to accommodate the regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency and any local agencies, such as the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). At Tru-Form Plas...
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Why Use Thermoforming Instead of Other Types of Molding?

There are a variety of ways to mold plastics into the many objects we use in our everyday lives. Some of these processing techniques include injection molding, blow molding, rotational molding, and thermoforming. At Tru-Form Plastics, we use the thermoforming method for several important reasons. Lower Cost One of the biggest reasons we advocate for thermoforming, is because ...
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How Long Has Plastic Been Around?

In this day and age, it’s hard to imagine a life without plastic. We find plastic everywhere, from the chairs we sit in, to the cars we drive, and the bottle that holds our favorite soda. However, for the vast majority of human existence, our ancestors relied on natural materials like stone, wood, metals, leather, and clay as the building blocks of everything. It was only th...
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We Can Manufacture and Paint Your Plastic Parts

One thing that sets Tru-Form Plastics apart from our competition is that we not only manufacture plastic parts for your products in-house, but we can also paint them to your exact specifications. This extra service is just one more way that we try to go above and beyond for our customers. Painting requires a very specific work environment, skilled painters, and expensive equ...
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So You Have an Idea for a Product, Now What?

You have a product idea. A great product idea. No, a world-changing product idea. Well, we have some bad news for you. Ideas are a dime a dozen. The difference between a guy or gal with a great idea and a successful inventor or business owner is implementation. Unless you can actually manufacture and find a way to sell your product, that idea will only be a dream. Fortunatel...
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