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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Ultrasonic Welding: What Is It, and How Is It Used?

When you think of welding, you might imagine a burly man lowering a huge, metal welding mask over his face, putting on thick gloves, and then sparking his welder so that he can melt two chunks of metal together. This works perfectly when it comes to joining metal pieces, but what if you need to join small plastic pieces together? You can’t exactly use a traditional welder for t...
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You Might Not Even Realize How Much Plastic is in Your Life

In the western world, plastic is a part of every person’s life, but many of us don’t realize just how much plastic is all around us. Gradually, as the technologies surrounding the creation of plastics (such as thermoforming) have become more sophisticated, plastics have infiltrated almost every nook and cranny of the modern human experience. The Worldwatch Institute noted th...
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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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Thin-Gauge Thermoforming vs. Thick-Gauge Thermoforming

Thermoforming is a highly efficient method of turning big sheets of plastic into the things that we have come to rely in everyday life, from the lids on our soft drinks to the dashboard panels in our cars. When you start looking a little more deeply into thermoforming, the first major distinction to recognize is thin-gauge thermoforming versus thick-gauge thermoforming. As y...
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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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