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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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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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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Do You Need Your Plastics to Survive the Might of Mother Nature?

Many plastic pieces get to enjoy the good life, living their days in temperature controlled environments. You would never leave your computer outside during a blizzard or let your precious cell phone bake on a sizzling summer day. However, some plastics are not so lucky. They need to be ready for everything that Mother Nature can throw at them, from frigid temperatures dipping ...
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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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Questions to Consider When Deciding What Type of Plastic to Use for Your Parts

If you need to design plastic parts for your next product, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is what type of plastic to use. With all of the different resins and chemical combinations available, you have a lot of options. You can make plastics that are extremely hard, pliable, durable, or able to withstand extreme temperatures. How do you decide what type ...
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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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Have Questions About Plastics – Get a Plastics Consultation

Are you designing a new product but aren’t sure exactly what type of plastic to use for its component parts? That’s understandable. Plastic is an incredibly variable substance, especially with all the new plastic-related discoveries we continue to make. These days, we can create soft and bouncy plastics or extremely hard, thick and durable plastics. If you aren’t sure what t...
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