A Top Plastic Thermoforming Company in Los Angeles

Polymershapes is a top company for thermoforming plastic polymers and polycarbonate materials. If you’re looking for thermoforming in the Los Angeles area, then Polymershapes should be first on your list. We can manufacture durable bulk products or components in a variety of materials to exact specifications at a great price.

Reach out and talk with a plastics thermoforming expert. We can help you plan the fabrication of your products or components. We’ll look at your options for materials and fabrication methods to get the best performance at the best costs.

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thermoforming plastic sheet
thermoforming plastic sheet

The Process of Thermoforming

In the plastics industry, thermoforming involves heating a plastic sheet until it becomes pliable enough to shape into specific designs or to fit into a mold. Most thermoforming companies do that by placing the sheet of plastic, or a thin “film” of plastic, into an oven.

Once heated, the excess material is trimmed away. Then the plastic is given time to cool, during which it’s shaped by the mold.

Vacuum Thermoforming

Vacuum forming is another type of thermoforming. It involves heating small sections of a plastic sheet. A vacuum then stretches the heated sheet of plastic over the appropriate mold. Because vacuum forming is typically preferred for smaller-scale applications, thermoforming companies often recommend it for prototypes and sample parts.

Applications of Plastic Thermoforming

Thermoforming is an excellent fabrication method for products or components at scale, where thousands of virtually identical plastic parts can be fabricated quickly and at low cost. Multiple types of plastics can be used in thermoforming fabrication, from ABS to Acrylic. Give us a call, and make Polymershapes your plastics thermoforming company here in Los Angeles. These are some of the industries that we service.

When to Choose Thermoforming

There are several methods of molding and transforming plastic. It’s in your best interest to find a thermoforming company that offers a variety of molding processes, such as blow molding and injection molding. This way, they can consult with you about when to choose thermoforming for your application.

Types of Thermoforming-Capable Plastics & Polymers

  • Acrylic
  • PVC-Acrylic (Polyvinyl Chloride)
  • ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
  • HIPS High Impact Polystyrene
  • PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
  • PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol)

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Our experience, knowledge, and versatility make us one of the leading plastics thermoforming companies in greater Los Angeles. Call us today to decide to schedule a consultation and plan your plastics fabrication.

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