Vacuum Forming

Benefits of Eck Production Molding

The Eck Plastic Arts Advantage to Vacuum Forming

Due to its low engineering costs and fast turnaround time, vacuum forming is ideal for prototype development and low-volume production for both small and large product designs.

  • Low cost tooling
  • Quick turn-around for parts
  • Design flexibility
  • Short lead times
  • Exceptional Quality
  • Personalized Customer Service
  • Molds built in house
  • No minimum quantities
  • Consistent results
  • Ability for complete any secondary operations.

Since the cosmetic side of the part is on the non-mold surface of the sheet, a wide variety of surface textures or printed features are available.

Vacuum Forming is the most widely used method of thermoforming

This process includes moving either a male or female mold into a hot sheet and using a vacuum to remove the air trapped between the sheet and the mold. This allows atmospheric pressure (14.7 p.s.i) to move the heated sheet into contact with the mold. Typical applications include non-critical appearance covers, dunnage trays and internal covers.