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Plastics by Design Ltd

Vacuum Formed Transit Tray Specialists

Phone Number: 01380 827022


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  • 08-10-2019

With a vast history in vacuum forming, our team possesses the skills necessary to assist you with all of your requirements. No matter what it is that you need, be it thick sheet components or thin, durable plastic packaging, we will fully dedicate ourselves to ensuring that you are satisfied with the final product. As some of the most talented businesses specialising in pressure forming South West has available, we are the people to call.

The greatest thing about this technique is it combines a suction drawn vacuum with extra downward force from the non-mould half of your heated plastic sheeting through a pressure box. Theoretically speaking, the total atmospheric pressure with the standard vacuum procedure is 14.7 pounds per square inch. As much as an additional 60 PSI on the non-mould part can heighten the forming ability by four times. This enables you to manufacture components with greater sharpness and detail.

The appearance of the mould side can resemble that of injection-moulded elements, with the only difference being that the set up and tooling costs are 20 to 30% lower. Additionally, pressure forming is more cost efficient than the likes of Structural Foam and Reaction Injection Moulding. It also provides excellent benefits when demanding textured finishes utilising female moulds.

These characteristics make the method a wonderful choice for ordinary production quantities on parts and components of mid to large sizes. The low costs make it a very popular technique, one that is accessible to a huge number of businesses.

At Plastics By Design, the materials we commonly work with during our projects include PET, ABS, and Polycarbonate to name some. As a result we can create products with the right characteristics for you. With 3D cad technology, we have the means to create a concept design, which we can then use to generate quick prototypes and eventually, a production tool.

If you want to work with the best provider of pressure forming South West businesses have available to them, please contact us.