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What is Vacuum Forming?

vacuum formingIf you are looking into custom cases and wondering if choosing vacuum formed custom cases might be right for you, read on to learn all about vacuum forming. You will learn how it’s constructed, what function it serves, and you will be able to see if your object transit needs could be best fulfilled by vacuum formed custom cases.

What Is Vacuum Forming?

Vacuum forming is a simplified version of the thermoforming process. Thermoforming occurs when a sheet made of plastic is heated to a forming temperature. This heated plastic sheet is then stretched onto a single-surface mold, and forced against the mold utilizing a vacuum. This process is often used to turn plastic into permanent objects which need to hold up well against the elements, such as protective covers and turnpike signs. Thermoplastics are commonly the most suitable for use when it comes to vacuum forming.  

Common Applications of Vacuum Forming

Components made in this way can be used in many of the same ways that complex fabricated sheet metal can. The same can be said of both plastic injection molding and fiberglass. You can see this often in kiosks and automated teller machines. It is also common in enclosures for medical diagnostic and imaging equipment, such as MRI machines. They have many automotive applications in both cars and trucks and are often made use of by hobbyists. Vacuum formed custom cases in particular are highly durable.

Finishing Methods

Once vacuum forming has been made out of a sheet of plastic, some sort of finishing operation is often need to turn it into a product which is suitable for use. There are various finishing methods. These include:

-Guillotining

-Drilling

-Roller Cutting

-Press Cutting

-Cutting with a CNC Machine

Contact Advanced Packaging Inc. for your Casing Needs!

We have extensive experience making custom cases and we know that cases need to be rugged and reliable. Not only are the majority of our cases watertight, but they also can be fitted with custom foam interiors to make sure that any cargo gets safely from point A to point B without getting shuffled around and breaking. We have watertight cases for weapons, electronic integrations, medical supplies and more. API is also equipped with the latest in quality assurance and process control monitoring technology, including drop testing, protecting your electronic equipment from unforeseen accidents and events. Our team of craftsmen regularly build and then test a variety complex electronic assemblies.

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