At Laminated Plastics, our primary focus is to work with our customers through the early design phase, supporting them from concept to production. We walk you through the material selection process to help you understand material options and benefits as they pertain to your specific application and needs. Some of the areas we focus on include:
We can provide candidate material for evaluation and testing to ensure proper performance will be met and the selected plastic formulation satisfies all of your test requirements. We provide support through the testing phase until assurance is confirmed and a material is qualified to meet all application demands.
We offer quick turn-around for pre-production quantity manufacturing, allowing customers to validate efficiencies in "real time" while transitioning into the manufacturing process. These pre-production runs demonstrate the manufacturability and repeatable performance of your product. We also have the capacity to quickly turn out short-run production parts to satisfy long-run needs. In most cases, pilot runs utilize the same manufacturing lines and processes that produce the final product.
Pre-production process benefits -
Allow for optimizing manufacturing processes for your product
Demonstrate repeatable product performance
Provide several units (typically 10 to 100) for verification in your final system
Provide parts for additional certification testing (if required)
A major benefit of Drape Forming is the low cost of tooling and fixtures. Additionally, during the Drape Forming process, the sheet is generally not "stretched", thus the plastic retains the full dimensional thickness of its original flat form. Regardless of whether the now curved panel is clear or textured, it will fully retain its surface features post-processing.