Vac Forming Prototypes

vac forming prototypes

Thermoforming or vacuum forming is used to produce a multitude of large and small surfaced plastic parts. During the process of vac forming prototypes, a flat sheet of material is heated to a pliable temperature and pressurized against the tool and a series of holes in the surface of the vacuum forming table allows for the whole surface area to be clear. Which is necessary to form the tight fit around the part.

The experts at Met-L-Flo have over 25 years of experience in vac forming prototypes. Some of our most common applications include plastic packaging, dash boards, food transport containers, point of purchase displays, and interior aircraft panels.

For more information on vacuum forming prototypes or if you have any questions, call us today at 1-800-MET-L-FLO or fill out the contact form on the right and we will get back to shortly.

Advantages of Vac Forming Prototypes

Vacuum forming is a quick and cost effective solution for the testing of custom prototypes and low volume production parts. It is highly recommended and beneficial to both you and us, that you consult with us before completing the final steps of vac forming your prototypes. The advantages of vac forming prototypes are vast and offers more flexibility with your design. Some of the advantages include:

  • Faster than Production
  • Design Flexibility
  • Variety of materials, including grades
  • Molded in texture
  • Allows for undercuts and bonded-in materials
  • Best of all, it’s cost effective

These advantages result in you getting your prototype weeks sooner and before the production parts. Vac forming prototypes also allows for modifications at lesser cost than creating a new product tool.

Vac Forming Prototypes with Met-L-Flo

If you have any questions or would like more information on vac forming prototypes, call us today at 1-800-MET-L-FLO or fill out the contact form to the right and we will respond shortly.

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