Vacuum Forming

We offer plastic Vacuum Forming service for specialist one off jobs (prototypes) as well as full batch production runs. Our vacuum forming service produce plastic parts for various industries, such as the food, cosmetic, medical, electronics, entertainment and automotive.

Vacuum forming is a process where plastic sheet is heated to its transition temperature and placed in contact with a mold. The plastic sheet is formed into a new shape with pressure from the vacuum. Vacuum forming is a great solution when the customer needs too many units to fabricate by hand and too few units for injection molding.

We specialise in bespoke custom plastic vacuum forming projects from large piggy banks, giant boots to giant bottle displays. Alternatively our vacuum forming machines are kept busy with large production runs of bespoke gear trays, sunbed panels and lighting fixtures. Our CNC machinery and trimming service ensures rapid turn around at all times.

Our in-house design team are available to help with material selection, CAD / CAM designs, offer 3D visuals and produce initial prototypes to bring your projects to life. Our skilled fabricators can produce quality in-house tooling or alternatively bring in specialist aluminium tooling for vacuum fomed parts that requires maximum precision. Contact us now to discuss your custom plastic vacuum forming requirements.

Visit our vacuum forming gallery now to see some of the items we have made.

Shelley Vacuum Forming Machine

Equipment Specification

  • 3000mm x 1500mm Max Aperture
  • Manual & Automated Operation
  • Top and Bottom Dual Heating
  • Localised Heat Control
  • Optional Plug Assist Feature
  • Form Sheets up to 8mm Thick
  • Full Temperature Control and Cooling

Formech FP1 Vacuum Forming Machine

Equipment Specification

  • 1300mm x 610mm Max Aperture
  • Localised Heat Control
  • Ceramic Top Heater Arrangement
  • Quick Tool Change Times

Please e-mail our fabrication team on fabrication@bayplastics.co.uk with your Vacuum Forming requirements.

You can purchase vacuum forming plastic sheets from our online e-commerce site www.plasticstockist.com

 

Vac Forming