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Can You Use Heavy and Thin Gauge Together When Thermoforming?

June 6, 2023 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Plastic is a very durable and cost-effective material that continues to be used in a wide range of capacities. Today, manufacturers will use plastic thermoforming processes to make specific items. There are various benefits of plastic thermoforming that can make it a good option, and different processes to choose from when you are looking to create a plastic product using thermoforming. D&D Plastics of Orem, UT offers this quick guide to thermoforming. What Are the Benefits of Thermoforming? Using plastic in the manufacturing and production of any type of product is often a good idea. Plastic can be very durable and flexible when it comes to creating a product. One of the best processes you can follow when creating a plastic product is thermoforming. The... View Article

What Are Some Cosmetic Features In Thermoforming?

May 30, 2023 8:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What Are Some Cosmetic Features In Thermoforming? Thermoforming is a popular manufacturing method for creating plastic products such as trays, displays, and packaging. One benefit of thermoforming is the ability to create cosmetic features that enhance the appearance of a product. These cosmetic features can range from texture to color to branding elements. In this blog post, we will explore some of the cosmetic features that can be achieved through thermoforming. 1. Textures Thermoforming allows for a range of textured finishes, including a smooth surface, matte finish, or raised designs. Texturing can be accomplished through several methods, including sandblasting, embossing, and chemical etching. These processes create unique textures and patterns, adding an aesthetic appeal to the finished product. 2. Custom... View Article

Can Different Colors Be Used In Thermoforming?

May 8, 2023 3:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Can Different Colors Be Used In Thermoforming? Thermoforming is a manufacturing process that pre-heats plastic sheets to a pliable temperature and then shapes them into a desired shape. Different colors can be used in thermoforming to deliver a unique look and feel to your product! Colors Color is a critical element to the product design and brand of any product. It helps convey a sense of what the product is, and can even be used as an emotional trigger for people. There are a variety of different colors that can be used in thermoforming processes. They can be molded right into the plastic sheets that are used for production. They can also be printed onto, using a digital printing process. This is a... View Article

How To Remove Fogging From Vacuum Formed Products

April 6, 2023 9:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

How To Remove Fogging From Vacuum-Formed Products Fogging can occur in a wide variety of devices/equipment made from transparent plastics and glass. Fortunately, effective solutions from D&D Plastics exist to keep fog formation under control. This will improve the performance of your vacuum formed products, enhancing customer satisfaction and sales. How Does Fogging Occur? Fogging on the surface of clear plastic packaging can reduce the visual appeal and the product’s freshness if left unattended. It is primarily due to the condensation of water vapor on the surface of the material. The condensation of water vapor on the surface of a clear plastic material occurs as a result of variations in ambient humidity and air temperature. This causes the internal surface of... View Article

Laser Engraving Tips for Acrylic

March 30, 2023 10:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Laser Engraving Tips For Acrylic Acrylic is a popular material that’s used for many different types of projects from D&D Plastics. From license plates to display cases, there are a lot of things you can do with it. The optimum laser engraving speed and power settings will depend on the type of acrylic you’re working with as well as your laser system. Front Or Back? If you’re looking to engrave clear acrylic, make sure you use the right kind of laser. Cast acrylic has a frosted appearance that contrasts with the engraved design, while extruded acrylic is more matte and produces an almost flame-polished edge. When you’re engraving from the back, reverse your art before sending it to the laser engraver.... View Article