What Do We Do with Left Over Plastic

The thermoforming process we use to create plastic components for our clients starts with large, flat sheets of plastic that we heat and then add pressure to in order to form the components. The excess plastic is then trimmed away to complete the plastic component. What happens to all of this excess plastic that we trim away? We know that many people are concerned about how ...
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What Do We Mean By “Male” and “Female” Tools?

In the plastics trade, we often talk about manufacturing “male” and “female” tools. What exactly does this mean? No, we’re not talking about creating specific tools for men and different tools for women. Rather, when we look at connectors and fasteners, we see that there are two components that fit together. Needing a way to distinguish one connector from the other, someone ...
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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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