Thermoforming is a manufacturing process that involves heating a thermoplastic sheet until it is pliable and then forming it over a mold. The resulting part can be of varying sizes, shapes, and thicknesses, making it ideal for a wide range of applications. At Myers, we leverage thermoforming to create parts of different complexities and sizes for over 20 industries.
Advantages of Thermoforming
- Design flexibility: Complex geometries, undercuts, varying wall thicknesses: the flexibility of thermoforming molds easily accommodates design changes.
- Cost-effective: Thermoforming molds are less complex, and can be produced faster and with less material than other processes like blow or injection molding, making it cost-effective for producing parts in large quantities.
- Material selection: ABS, PET, PVC, polycarbonate, and more—engineers can choose the best material for their application, including durability, strength, and chemical resistance specs.
- Production speed: Thermoforming production times range from a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on the size and complexity of the part. Thermoforming is perfect when quick turnaround times are important.
- Sustainability: Thermoforming uses only the material required to produce the part, with minimal scrap or excess material. Plus, many thermoplastic materials are recyclable, making them environmentally friendly, too.
Need a Custom Job Done?
You’ve Found the Right Place.
Myers Industries is a full-service Custom Thermoformer specializing in Vacuum Forming and Twin Sheet Thermoforming.
- We handle extruded material sheet sizes up to W80” x L125” at 0.06” to 0.50” gauge thickness with the ability to create parts at ~36” in depth.
- Our Twin Sheet machine handles mold dimensions up to W74” X L98” up to gauge of 0.5” thick, creating parts up to ~36” in depth.
- We have many materials, such as ABS, HDPE, HMWPE, and TPO in various colors and patterned designs.
- We offer many finishes and textures: hair cell, smooth, low, and high glosses, capped, UV.