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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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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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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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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It’s Time to Put in Your Final Orders for the Holidays

The major holiday buying season is upon us, which means that you need to be locked and loaded with your product inventory. Do you have enough products to meet demand? If not, then now is the time to put in those last-minute orders. You know that it always takes time to turn around orders. Plastic parts have to be thermoformed, trimmed, painted, and assembled. Your completed pro...
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Need to Increase Speed to Market? Let Us Assemble Your Plastic Pieces

As the holidays approach, speed to market will be a critical component to your company’s success. The faster you can get your products manufactured and assembled, the faster you can get them onto store shelves or into your warehouses for shipping to customers. One of the best ways to increase speed to market is to streamline your vendor processes and to cut unnecessary vendo...
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Why Trimming of Plastics Is So Important

When you contract with a manufacturer to make a component part of your product, you will probably spend a good deal of time designing the part and determining the perfect plastic composite to use. Once the design and material are approved, the rest is a piece of cake, right? Actually, you’re over-looking a crucial part of the manufacturing process – the trimming of the comp...
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The Industries We Work With

Plastic is everywhere. If you are reading this, then you are either in direct contact with plastic right now or likely very close to lots of it. That’s because plastic is in almost every single electronic device, from your computer to your smart phone to your refrigerator, car, and especially in the airplanes flying overhead. Here at Tru-Form Plastics, we are sometimes asked...
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