Thermoformed or Injection Molded Components?
Choosing the Best Plastic Manufacturing Option for Your Part
What is Thermoforming and Injection Molding? Thermoforming is a type of Plastic manufacturing in which a Thermoplastic sheet is heated and formed into the shape required. This process allows Allied Plastics to create very large Plastic components and hold fine detail. Injection Molding is also a type of Plastic manufacturing. Injection Molding involves melting Plastic pellets into a split-die mold. As the Plastic cools, it takes the shape of the mold. Once cooled, the mold is opened and the part is removed.
Plastic Thermoform Advantages over Injection Molding
Thermoforming offers more flexibility from a tooling and engineering perspective. Shorter lead times and less tooling means financial savings as well. If you need to order small batches, Thermoformed Plastic components are the best option since you don’t have to order huge quantities if you don’t need them. You can also choose from a wide range of textures, finishes and colors. Thinner Plastic parts can be created with ease.
Learn More About Thermoformed Plastic Benefits
The benefits of Thermoforming are great and Allied Plastics offers them to all clients. If you have any questions about the Plastic Thermoform process and how it can be applied to your project, please contact us. Ready to try Thermoforming? Get a free quote.