Mayfield Plastics Releases Thermoforming Whitepaper
November 26, 2012 Press Release
-- Plastic Forming Process is Explained
has announced the release the “Introduction
to Thermoforming and Vacuum Forming Whitepaper”. Mayfield constructed
the guide because they realize that many people, including designers and engineers,
do not completely understand the plastic forming process.
confused with injection molding and rotational-molding, thermoforming processes
are unique and have distinct differences for a variety of applications. Thermoforming
custom plastic enclosures that are durable, cost-effective, high quality
and aesthetically appealing while offering close tolerances, tight specifications
and sharp detail. It offers flexibility in tooling and engineering, and fast
set-up, in the production of custom plastic parts.
“We hope to educate
engineers and designers on the finer points of thermoforming”, said Harrison
Greene, Vice-President of Growth and Development. “We feel it is important
to educate and inform since we are the experts in this field and engineers
and designers today are often faced with sourcing a huge variety of products.”
The Whitepaper compares and contrasts
pressure forming, rotational molding and injection molding as well as
the importance of mold making in the process.
Mayfield Plastics is a manufacturer of custom
pressure, vacuum formed twin sheet and
and components specializing in
thermoformed medical devices and components, but also serving a variety
of industries including telecom, electronics, computer, hospital, chromatography,
machine-tool, transportation and aerospace. Materials used in thermoforming
and vacuum forming include ABS, polystyrene, Kydex®, polypropylene, polyethylene,
Noryl®, CAB, Lexan® and PETG. For high temperatures application Mayfield processes
polysulfone, Mindel®, Radel® & Ultem®. Thermoformed and vacuum formed
parts are manufactured up to 72 in. x 90 in. x 30 in size. For more information
Mayfield Plastics, Inc.
Sutton, MA 01590