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Dear Joslyn: Thermoformed Plastic Parts

Dear Joslyn: What are some of the everyday products made using thermoforming? – Justin Case
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Trimming Thermoformed Parts

The plastic thermoforming process involves a variety of steps, including design, material selection, tooling creation, forming, trimming and secondary operations.
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Dear Joslyn: Customer-Supplied Tooling

Dear Joslyn: I’ve been awarded a job where the customer said they would supply their own tooling. What has shown up on my dock appears to be created by Frankenstein ...
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Flame-Resistant Plastic Materials

Dear Joslyn: I am designing an electrical cover for a customer. I need a material that won’t catch fire or burn a hole in my customer’s pocket. What do you suggest? – ...
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Dear Joslyn: What Is the Vacuum Forming Process?

Dear Joslyn: I’m looking for a source for thin-gauge packaging. A colleague recommended vacuum forming, but I’ve never heard of it. Can you help me understand what ...
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Dear Joslyn: Color Options for Custom Thermoformed Products

Dear Joslyn: I’m looking at color options for custom thermoformed products. There are so many to choose from, but I don’t know if I should opt for a custom-colored sheet ...
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What to Expect When You’re Inspecting

Much like raising a child, inspecting a new part doesn’t always come with an instruction manual. Luckily, there are reference guides to help you with both. In the world ...
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Family Matters, Except When It Comes to Family Tooling

As the old proverb goes, “In the time of test, family is best.'' Unless that family consists of different thermoformed parts together on the same tool! Let’s explore ...
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Dear Joslyn: Virgin vs. Regrind Material

Dear Joslyn: My company is launching a new product line and, while researching material options, the terms “virgin” and “regrind” keep popping up. What’s the difference ...
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Best Thermoforming Tooling Choice for Your Product

All custom thermoforming projects begin with the right tooling. Tooling is the most important factor in manufacturing a quality thermoformed product. The right ...
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