Global Thermoforming provides a variety of custom plastic packaging and secondary operations for thermoformed plastics, including CNC trimming, assembly, printing, painting, and drape forming.
Global Thermoforming provides a variety of custom plastic packaging and secondary services for thermoformed plastics, including CNC trimming, assembly, printing, painting, and drape forming.
CUSTOM PLASTIC PACKAGING | CNC TRIMMING | PRINTING | LABELING | PAINTING
At Global Thermoforming, we build our own thermoforming tools, thermoforming machines and extrude our own material, which means we can design and develop faster, fix production problems faster, and ensure you meet your deadlines.
At Global Thermoforming, we provide a broad array of plastic manufacturing capabilities. Whether your part calls for design, post-production machining, finishing, tooling manufacture, assembly or thermoformed packaging, we can handle all your needs on-site. We’ll make all the components!
At Global Thermoforming, quality is the most important attribute of our thermoforming company. We take great pride in delivering the best quality in the thermoforming industry. We are constantly striving to improve.
Once your product is delivered, we will be by your side until it is fully integrated with your manufacturing processes. If complications occur, we are available within 24 hours to get it right and have your systems up and running.
Because thermoforming begins with a relatively expensive finished sheet of plastic, minimizing scrap is an important step in containing costs. Though good part design can reduce trim, some trimming will be necessary.
We also offer other secondary options for finishing and finalizing your products.
At Global Thermoforming, we have in-house capabilities that allow you to customize all aspects of your thermoformed plastic product and your custom plastic packaging.
It’s generally best to trim a part when it is warm. High-production parts are usually trimmed right in the mold.
Trimming should be done in a separate area designated just for that operation. Accurate positioning and holding of each part is important. Small, thin parts are usually held in place by surrounding locators. For parts with complex shapes, fixtures should be built to hold the part in place while it is being trimmed.
There are many ways to join thermoformed parts, including:
Mechanical fasteners, press and snap fits, solvent bonding, adhesive bonding, and ultrasonic welding.
Part decorating usually begins with the mold design. The thermoforming process can transfer intricate mold details into the hot sheet. As a result, such highly defined details as lettering, logos, figures, and textures can be incorporated. Textured or embossed surfaces can give a plastic part a different appearance.
Printing is a process of marking a surface to apply decoration or information. Various techniques can be used to apply printing on thermoformed parts, including: Screen printing, Dyeing, Pad transfer, Diffusion, Flexography, Offset printing, and Laser printing
To label thermoplastic parts, labeling machines are used. These include machines that perform:
Hot stamping, heat transfers, gummed labels, and decals.
In this article, we will provide an overview of how thermoforming and injection molding compare with each other and take a closer look at key differences in particular areas, such as production times and costs.