A single 3D form is
created out of aluminum.
A double-sided 3D mold is created out of steel,
aluminum or a beryllium-copper alloy
Flat sheets of Thermoplastic, available in a variety
of materials, finishes, colors, thickness
Thermoplastic pellets, available in a wide variety of
materials and colors
A Flat sheet of plastic is heated then molded to
the tool's shape using either suction from A
vacuum, or both suction and pressure
The plastic pellets are heated to a liquid state Then
injected into the mold.
The final pieces are trimmed robotically,
then can be used uncoated,
painted or have specialty coatings
The final pieces are removed from the mold,
Then often need to be painted and can be silk-
screened Or have specialty coatings
Thermoforming Injection Molding
Creating a single sided thermoforming tool is much cheaper than creating a double sided mold
to be used in injection molding. However, the cost of each individual part is generally cheaper
with injection molding.
Our Process & Capabilities
Pressure forming provides parts that are visually identical to
injection molded parts at a fraction of the tooling cost.
Vacuum forming produces a one-sided part whereby the
sheet color and texture provide finished part aesthetics.
Large Part Vacuum Forming
Reduce the number of overall components by combining
multiple parts within a 10’ x 18’ sheet size.
About Ray Plastics