Custom Thermoformed Plastic Components (thin and thick)
FormTight prides itself on being ground-breaking and "altering the design norm". From custom thermoformed packaging to thermoformed plastic containers, FormTight has the expertise and equipment to help you with all your packaging needs. We have a proven ability to thermoform high-quality and innovative trays, POP displays, clamshell packages and much more. Our forming capacities range from material thicknesses of .010" up to .500" and parts up to 51" x 96" x 36" high in size.
Thin Gauge Thermoformed Solutions - FormTight produces many difficult pieces in our thin gauge area that other competitors couldn`t do. Commonly we incorporate stripper plates to help parts eject without damage, and pneumatically activated plug assists that allow plastic processor to reduce cycle time and improve material distribution. FormTight has the ability to die cut “close tolerance” parts when needed, or fabricate thin gauge parts afterwards on a match metal punch or band saw operation.
Thick Gauge Thermoformed Solutions - Applying thin gauge thinking to thick gauge production keeps your high volume thick parts affordable. FormTight has two five-axis CNC routers for those close tolerance fabrication components. For the customer who would like a complete finished part we offer forming, fabrication, assembly, and packaging. FormTight regularly thermoforms thermoplastic urethane (TPU) and when it comes to post-forming, FormTight has the equipment to RF weld pieces together for tight seals. FormTight, Inc. produces thick gauge thermoformed plastics components for many industries. These thermoformed parts are normally produced to high tolerances so that they fit into your final assembly and are manufactured from a wide variety of plastics such as ABS, High Impact Polystyrene Sheeting (HIPS), Polyethylene (PET), Fire Retardant ABS, ABS/PVC’s, all which are ROHS compliant materials.
Production- Most production molds for plastic thermoformed parts are made from either cnc machined aluminum or cast aluminum. The cast mold is made using the prototype wooden mold, a cnc machined ren mold, or printed mold as pattern in the sand casting process. The machined aluminum mold is made directly from CAD files. Normally, cast aluminum molds are less expensive, especially when producing large parts.
Fabrication- FormTight can fabricate your part in several different manners, we typically pick the least time consuming and least expensive manner that will result in the desired end part. On simple low tolerance parts, we many times fabricate by hand during the forming cycle, but when tolerances are tight, we’ll use one of two of our CNC routers (60” x 60” x 24”) or (60” x 120” x 24”) in size. CNC routers are perfect for the high tolerance production part and once programmed, repeatable fabrication is guaranteed.
FormTight has experience in many different aspects of thermoforming; flexibility has proven to be our strength. Contact us today so that we can help you determine how to reach your goals using FormTight`s plastic thermoforming technology.