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What Are the Stages of Vacuum Forming a Product?

January 30, 2019 12:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When people hear the term “vacuum forming,” they often think of it is a plastic fabrication process that has been around forever. Vacuum forming became popular in the 1930s and the reason it is still relevant today is because it works. Vacuum forming has been combined with newer technologies, such as 3D printing, but overall the process has remained the same. No alternative process can match vacuum forming when it comes to low cost, efficiency and ease of tooling. At D & D Plastics, we love answering our customers’ questions about plastic vacuum forming in Utah. When people hear how it works, they are anxious to try it. That’s why we want to share with you the eight stages of... View Article

What Is Thermoforming?

January 16, 2019 12:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

What if we told you that there was a better way to create your plastic products? Would you be interested? Well, there is a plastic fabrication process that saves money, reduces waste and makes your creations into a reality. It’s called thermoforming. Maybe you’ve heard of thermoforming before, or maybe this is a brand-new term for you. Either way, you probably still have questions. We want to help answer those questions by giving you an overview of plastic thermoforming in Utah. What is it? Thermoforming is a general term that refers to the process of transforming a plastic sheet into a three-dimensional shape by using heat, vacuum and pressure. In this process, sheets of plastic are heated until they are... View Article

Explaining the Different Types of Plastic Sheets in Utah

December 27, 2018 11:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Product design and development is all about optimizing the durability, effectiveness and longevity of a component while minimizing cost and production time. Selecting a material for your plastic product is one of the most important choices you’ll make during product development, so it’s important to take your time and do plenty of research beforehand to ensure that you’re making the best choice possible. Understanding a little bit more about all of the different types of plastic sheets in Utah that you can choose between for your product can help you ensure the best manufacturing outcomes possible. Plastic sheet options Plastic sheets are all made from synthetic or semi-synthetic materials, but they aren’t all the same. Plastic consists of polymers mixed... View Article

Is Acrylic Really the Best Choice for Clear Parts?

December 13, 2018 11:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Clear plastic materials are required for a wide variety of products, from camera lenses to light pipes. Regardless of the specific application, it’s essential to find the right material for the job. There are a variety of different options out there that can be used for clear parts and components, but most manufacturers agree that clear acrylic is the most effective and most reliable material to produce clear plastic products. Read on to find out more about acrylic sheets in Utah and why they’re such a good material to use for clear parts and components. Why is acrylic so popular? Acrylic is a popular option for rapid prototyping because of how simple it is to process and treat. From start... View Article

Tips for Selecting the Best Plastic Type for Your Project

November 29, 2018 7:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

What project is next on your list? Do you have an innovative product in mind? Are you revamping or enhancing an old project? Do you need to decide which type of plastic will be best for your plastic fabrication in Utah? Since there are thousands of plastic options on the market today, the process of choosing one can feel overwhelming. Use the following guide to narrow your search: For transparent parts: Does your part require a window or clear lenses? If so, acrylic is your best option. This type of plastic is used for creating Plexiglass products and other shatterproof products. It offers rigidity as well as resistance to scratches. It is also an economical option for large quantities. However,... View Article