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Producing a successful part with thermoforming starts with the construction of an excellent tool. To kick off a tool’s design, your thermoformer should seek to understand the part’s end-use parameters. In addition to basics like volume, other important elements to consider include environmental stressors such as chemicals, impact, and...

A thermoformer’s engineering team can provide a range of advice and technical support to create solutions that meet your needs and those of the marketplace. One of the most important stages where the engineering team’s involvement can be vital is quality assurance. With their guidance, some activities a QA...

When developing solutions, manufacturers should team with their thermoformer on technologies and best practices to meet cost, time, and performance criteria. Here are some key points for collaboration: Engineering: The thermoformer should analyze your product’s function, brand attributes, user perceptions, and strategic plan to develop a list of parameters.Budget: Be sure...

Depending on the thermoformer, a company can gain access to much more than just design and production capabilities. Some thermoforming manufacturers offer a complete array of secondary services for one-stop-shop convenience, such as custom packing and shipping, all under one roof. If you’re looking for a thermoforming partner, here are some...

In thermoforming, plastic sheets are heated and shaped on molds through a variety of different processes. And one of the most common ways to mold parts is through vacuum forming.Vacuum forming involves a series of specific steps: A material blank that has a length and width...

Full-service thermoformer will share latest medical packaging and enclosure capabilities at largest medtech event. WESTMINSTER, Calif., December XX, 2018– World-class thermoformer Tru-Form Plastics, an InterTrade Industries Company, will highlight its advanced thermoforming capabilities at the annual MD&M West February 5-7, 2019, in Anaheim, California. At booth...

Custom thermoformer will showcase medical packaging and enclosure innovation at MD&M West. WESTMINSTER, Calif., January 25, 2019– Full-service custom thermoformer Tru-Form Plastics, an InterTrade Industries Company, is bringing its innovative medical packaging and enclosures to MD&M West February 5-7, 2019, in Anaheim, California. Exhibiting at booth...

Thermoforming offers many benefits over other types of molding. And one of the most significant benefit is the flexibility it delivers. With thermoforming, manufacturers have a variety of options both pre-production and post to achieve their desired outcome, including: Design: Your thermoforming vendor’s engineering and design teams can assess all the variables...

EMI, also known as electromagnetic interference, is a disturbance in the operation of electronic devices caused by external sources that affect the electrical circuit. One approach to prevent this interference is the use of an EMI shield, a protective enclosure placed around devices to block signals. Thermoforming can make...

To finish a thermoformed part, a variety of trimming processes can be used. The process selection depends on the quantity being produced, part specifications, and the tolerances needed. Options include hand trimming, die cutting, air router, and for the greatest precision, axis computer-numerical-controlled trimming, also known as CNC trimming. When...