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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

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