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Vacuum Forming vs. Thermoforming: What’s the Difference?

June 22, 2017 7:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

At D&D Plastics, we specialize in the fabrication of custom plastic products. We utilize a variety of plastic fabrication processes to guarantee that we are able to best meet the needs of our customers. However, the most common type of plastic fabrication we use and what we are most known for is plastic thermoforming in Utah. If you work with plastics, you’ve probably heard the terms “vacuum forming” and “thermoforming” before. However, unless you are the one making the plastic products, you are probably not as familiar with what these two processes actually entail. We often find that our customers use these terms interchangeably, when they are actually two different things. What’s the difference? Let us explain! What is thermoforming?... View Article

Plastic Product Fabrication in Utah for Restaurants

June 14, 2017 2:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Customized plastic product fabrication is commonly needed in restaurants for a variety of items including display cases, sneeze guards and even plastic menu covers. Having custom plastic products fabricated allows restaurants to get the items that fit their precise needs and ensures that they will be getting the most out of the items that they purchase. There are several reasons why it is beneficial for a restaurant to invest in custom plastic product fabrication in Utah rather than purchase pre-made items or find them secondhand: Maintaining food safety: Since things like sneeze guards are designed to maintain the safety of the food that a restaurant serves, it is important that they are designed properly. Effective sneeze guards should be made... View Article

ABS Plastic Products That You Encounter Every Day

June 1, 2017 11:09 pm Published by

ABS plastic products are some of the toughest items you will find. This material offers advantages when durability and safety are high priorities for products. It is likely you encounter ABS plastic products every day and take their strength for granted. Here is a look at why ABS plastic products in Orem, UT are so durable, and where you will find them most frequently. Properties of ABS Plastic Short for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, ABS plastic is an ideal manufacturing material. The strongest versions contain glass fibers that enhance the plastic elements. This makes ABS impact- and heat-resistant, but also lightweight. ABS plastic is naturally white; this provides the ideal backdrop for dyes. Manufacturers can apply color without streaks or flaws,... View Article

Create Perfect Prototypes with Plastic Fabrication

May 18, 2017 11:09 pm Published by

It is one thing to have a new product idea and another thing completely to see if it works. Plastic fabrication in Orem, UT creates excellent end products, but sometimes you need to run a test first. Even if you do not plan on producing plastic products, we can use plastic to create prototypes for testing and provide you with a ready mold. Here are five ways these services assure end product success: Mold availability: Making a prototype also creates a mold. When you order your prototype, and discover it works well, you can call us to receive the mold so it is easier to duplicate the effort. Sometimes much of the hit-and-miss with invention is being able to recreate... View Article

Frequently Asked Questions About Plastic Thermoforming

April 28, 2017 2:22 pm Published by

Plastic thermoforming makes precise shapes possible for manufacturing businesses. It requires specialized equipment and skill, especially if your components must meet exact specifications. At D&D Plastics, we offer plastic thermoforming in UT for many industries. Here are the frequently asked questions that arise about this process. What is plastic thermoforming? Plastic thermoforming creates complex shapes with different types of plastics. It works by heating a plastic sheet until it is pliable and forming it to a specific shape, usually in a mold. Once the formation is complete, a technician trims the edges to create a useful product. The simplified version of thermoforming is vacuum forming, where the final step involves sealing the material into the mold through a vacuum. Both... View Article