McClarin Plastics, Inc. thermoforming and vacuum forming services produce parts; specializing in large-scale plastic components. Our expert staff will assist you with design, tooling, customization, and material selection to provide you with a creative solution for your thermoforming project.


Thermoforming & Vacuum Forming

Our vacuum forming and thermoforming services are an ideal, cost-conscious solution for medium to heavy gauge parts with complex shapes. Thermoforming requires a relatively low level of forming pressure, so tooling can be constructed rapidly and less expensively compared to other molding processes. Fast cycle times, combined with automated sheet-feeding equipment, allows us to provide rapid turnaround of components with dimensions of up to 16′ length x 8′ width x 4′ depth.

We focus on product quality. Tight control of raw materials and process parameters combined with systematic validation of product integrity ensure the quality of your products. The table below provides more in-depth information about our capacity, value added services, and markets served. Contact us at any time to learn more.

Thermoforming & Vacuum Forming Specs

Thermoforming and Vacuum Molding Process

Drape Forming
Pressure Forming
Vacuum Forming
Single Sheet
Twin Sheet

Equipment Capabilities

Automated
Automatic Sheet Loaders
Manual
Digital Control
Large Capacity

Materials

ABS
Acrylic
High-Impact Styrene
HMWPE
Kydex
Lexan
PC/ABS
PETG
Polycarbonate
Polyethylene
Styrene
TPO
Engineering Resins

Length

Max
16 ft
4,876.8 mm

Width

Max
8 ft
2,438 mm

Draw

Max
4 ft
1,219.2 mm

Thickness (Base Material)

Min (Thermoforming)
.020 in
.508 mm

Max (Thermoforming)
.500 in
12.7 mm

Tolerance (+/-)

Work to standard Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

Production Volume

Prototype/Pilot
  Low Volume
  Short Run
Production
  High Volume
  Long Run

Additional Information

Value Added Services

Assembly
  Controlled Environment
    Controlled Humidity
    Controlled Temperature
Coating
  Ceramic Coating
  Copper Coating
RFI Shielding
Heat Shielding
Packaging
Hardware Design and Procurement
In-House Tooling
  Custom Patterns
  Custom Tooling
  Composite Tooling
    Offering Quick Turnaround Times
CNC Mold Machining

Logistics
Just In Time (JIT)
Kanban
Digitizing and Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM)
  Faro Arm
Assembly Mechanical
Adhesive Bonding

Industry Focus

Transportation
  Trucks
  Cars
  Buses
  Trains
  Commuter Rail Systems
  Rapid Transport
Construction Equipment
Agricultural Equipment
Aerospace
Defense/Military
Fire & Emergency
Energy
Machinery
Marine
Building Products/Architectural
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV)
Sports Equipment

Intended Application

Reusable Shipping Containers
Water Control Pipe Fittings
Enclosures
Motorcycle Fairings
Machine Covers
Machine Doors
Truck Bed Liners
Metal Conversions

Industry Standards

ASME
American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials

CSA
Canadian Standards Association

FAA
Federal Aviation Administration

FDA
Food And Drug Administration

ISO: ISO 9001:2008
International Organization for Standardization

Mil-Spec
Military Specifications

RoHS
Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)

SAE
Society of Automotive Engineers

Six Sigma Capable SPC Control
100 Ton State Permit
EPA
Pennsylvania DEP

File Formats

AlphaCAM (AMD,ATD)
AutoCAD (DWG,DWZ)
BMP
Creo
IGES
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
JPG or JEPG
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)
PDES
PDF
SAT
SolidEdge (DFT)
SolidWorks (SLDPRT,SLDDRW,SLDDRT)
STEP
SurfCam (DSN)
TIFF
TurboCAD (TCW,TCX)
Unigraphics (PRT)