There are also several disadvantages associated with thermoforming. This process is limited to thin walled parts and there are limitations to the complexity of shapes it can be used to create. Each piece requires trimming, which adds time to the process.
Despite its disadvantages, thermoforming provides a flexible and cost effective method for creating a huge variety of products.
Thermoforming has a number of advantages. One of its main draws is that it is very adaptable to a customer’s design needs. With a fast turnaround time, it can be used for last-minute shipments or as a quick way to develop a prototype.
It is also a relatively low-cost means of production: the materials are optimized for cost effectiveness and can lead to lower tooling costs.
Finally, the results can be very aesthetically pleasing. Colored and paintable plastics are available, allowing for a wide range of customization to meet customer needs.
A good example of a product part created using the thermoforming process is the lid of our popular Velocity Bin. The lid functions very well as a cover and also helps a lot when stacking. See TranPak’s Velocity Bin.
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