Thermoforming / Vacuum Forming

Thermoforming / vacuum forming creates custom three dimensional parts from thermoplastic materials. Ideal for a wide range of applications. This process keeps tooling costs low while maintaining consistency where it counts. Because the product is shaped from a single sheet of thermoplastic material, there are no seams to worry about. You get a strong, consistent product every time.

Thermo Vacuum Forming
Thermo forming vacuum forming
Thermo formed cushion

What products & industries utilize thermoforming / vacuum forming?

Thermoforming / vacuum forming is driven by heat and air evacuation, not adhesive or solvents, so it can be used for food service components or medical devices. It creates a precise shape from a flat piece of material making it ideal for form fitting , flexible items. Many vacuum formed items are extremely flexible and are used for cushioning and inflation functions.

Thermoforming / vacuum forming can be used to create
  • Cushions
  • Liquid air containment cells
  • Trays and bins
  • Equipment covers and cases
For consistent quality and clean production rely on our ISO certified Manufacturing process

Benefits of thermoforming / vacuum forming

Choose thermoforming / vacuum forming when you need
  • Large part capacity
  • Minimal seam exposure
  • Moderate tooling costs
  • Deeply detailed shapes
  • Flexible products

Materials that can be thermo/vacuum formed

Various thermoplastic materials can be shaped using thermo vacuum forming including:

  • PET
  • Polyurethane
  • PETG
  • HIPS
  • Polypropylene
  • ABS
  • PVC
  • HDPE

Thermoforming / vacuum forming is just one manufacturing process that SealWerks offers. Our material experts can help you choose the process that fits your manufacturing project.

Contact our engineering experts for help determining whether thermo vacuum forming is the best solution for your project.