What Kinds of Product Can Be Made from Thermoforming?

 In Plastic Thermoforming

Thermoforming is a versatile manufacturing process that uses heat and pressure to shape plastic into parts. Sheets of plastic are heated so they can be manipulated into whatever shape is needed. Once the sheet reaches the proper temperature, it is formed to create the desired product. After cooling, the plastic is trimmed to eliminate any artifacts from the manufacturing process and to make it ready for use.

Thermoforming parts are used in all kinds of industries, from industrial to consumer. The affordability of thermoforming, especially as compared to injection molding, makes it desirable for producing things like pallets, shipping containers, storage containers, and many other components.

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Industries That Benefit from Plastic Thermoforming

In this article, we identify just some of the industries that can benefit and parts that can be made using thermoforming.  Manufacturers across nearly all industries can or should be using thermoforming.  For example, nearly all doors and liners for refrigerators and freezers are made by thermoforming, as are doors and panels for dishwashers and clothes dryers, window air conditioners, humidifiers, and other household appliances. 

While this is by no means an exhaustive list, it identifies some common applications of thermoforming manufacturing.

Thermoformed Parts for Automotive Industry

  • Air Ducts
  • Bumpers
  • Dashboard Assemblies
  • Engine Bay Paneling
  • Exterior Body Panels
  • Interior Door Panels
  • Interior Paneling
  • Seating Parts

Thermoformed Parts for Aerospace & Aviation Industries

  • Aircraft Interior Paneling
  • Ducting
  • Galley Components
  • Light Housings
  • Overhead Luggage Bins
  • Seating Parts
  • Window Shades

Thermoformed Business Machines and Office Equipment

  • Bezels
  • Computer Enclosures
  • Electronic Enclosures
  • Electronics Packaging
  • Fax Machine Enclosures
  • Office Furniture
  • Panels
  • Printer Enclosures

Thermoformed Building and Construction Equipment

  • Equipment Enclosures
  • Machinery Covers
  • Skylights
  • Tool Cases

Thermoformed Parts for Transportation Industry

  • Dashboard Components
  • Exterior Vehicle Body Panels
  • Gap Covers
  • Interior Paneling
  • Light Housings
  • Seating

Thermoformed Parts for Medical Industry

  • Bins & Trays
  • Hospital Bed Components
  • Hospital Room Panels
  • Imaging Enclosures
  • Medical Electronics Housing
  • Stands & Support Equipment
  • Sterile Packaging

Thermoformed Recreational Equipment

  • Equipment Enclosures
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Protective Cases
  • RV External Panels

Thermoformed Dunnage and Containers

  • Bases
  • Bins
  • Containers
  • Racks
  • Trays
  • Pallets

Thermoformed Products Made By Vantage Plastics

Thermoforming has distinct advantages over other commonly used plastic molding processes. One major advantage is, compared to injection molding, thermoforming is generally less expensive. Thermoforming is also faster for prototyping and allows you to make larger parts more affordably. 

At Vantage Plastics, we design and manufacture many types of thermoformed products. Protecting products in transit and in storage is extremely vital and is what we do best.

Our history of thermoformed products includes commercial and consumer products, such as: 

  • Agricultural products
  • Automated trays
  • Deer blinds
  • Dunnage
  • Kayaks
  • Kiddie pools
  • Rack dunnage
  • Seat pallets
  • Shipping trays
  • Sleds
  • Sleeve packs
  • Stacking columns
  • Trays
  • Pallets
  • Material Handling products

Choose a Plastic Thermoforming Manufacturer You Can Trust

At Vantage, we have manufactured packaging and dunnage for items as tiny as solenoids to as large as axle assemblies and engine blocks, from cheese trays to egg pallets, from seat cushions to entire automotive seat frames. As automotive moves to Electric Vehicles (EV), we can make containers for a wide range of the associated batteries. Anything needed for shipping or storage, we can create a package for it.

We have many solutions to meet your unique requirements. Contact us or call 989-846-1029 to discover how we can serve you!

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