Thermoforming Plastic: Today’s Solution for OEMs
Energy and the economy present an added burden for OEMs; find today’s solutions at SAY Plastics. Equipment manufacturers use thermoformed plastics to reduce costs, enhance appearance, and provide long-lasting benefits over the life of the product.
Cost Saving Benefits with Thermoforming
- Parts Consolidation; Thermoforming makes it possible to consolidate parts, which in turn reduces assembly costs.
- Eliminate Paint; Thermoformed plastics are available in a wide variety of colors and textures. If painting is required, most thermoformed plastics offer good paint adhesion.
- Lower Tooling Costs; Thermoforming tooling costs are less than most other parts supply options.
- Cost Efficient; Thermoforming can generate large plastic parts at a lower overall cost than steel, aluminum, or fiberglass reinforced plastic.
- Durable; Thermoformed plastics are more durable than alternative materials.
Performance Benefits with Thermoforming
- Design Flexibility: Manufacturers enjoy greater design flexibility and more styling options with thermoformed plastic parts.
- Corrosion Resistant: Plastic parts resist corrosion and perform well in varying temperature.
- High Impact: Studies show plastics have good impact resistance, and with proper design can absorb up to twelve times more crash energy than steel.
- Quick Turn-around: Thermoforming can cut lead times for design and assembly.
- Reduced Weight: Theroformed plastic parts are lightweight, offering significantly reduced part weight when compared to steel or fiberglass.
Environmental Benefits with Thermoforming
- Recyclable: Most plastics used in manufacturing today are recyclable.
- Fuel Savings: Using plastic parts in vehicle manufacture produces fuel savings without compromising safety.