Vacuum forming and pressure forming are widely used for medical device housings as both processes can create distinctive, contemporary looking products. Designers know that most users strongly prefer the warm feeling and contoured shapes that plastics bring to the product design, and thermoforming can accomplish that with less tooling investment, a key benefit when the device is larger, and has a limited market. Pressure forming in particular can create bezels and housings which have an exterior appearance similar to injection molded parts, with tight radii and even molded-in texture or logos. Thermoformed plastics can also be mated with sheet metal enclosures, optimizing the properties of both. We can texture paint to match powder coat finishes exactly. Our plastics meet UL 94 V-0 and FDA requirements.

Medical Device Housings Expertise at Universal Plastics:

Universal Plastics has a long history of expertise in manufacturing thermoformed plastic medical housings. Contact us today to discuss your ideas.

Universal Plastics is the largest precision heavy gauge custom thermoformer in the Northeastern US with an asset base of 22 pressure formers, 14 vacuum formers and 26 5-axis trimming machines, supplying our customers with vacuum forming, pressure forming, including twin sheet forming and complex assemblies, with part sizes up to 12’ x 9’. In addition, we offer in-house tooling, an experienced engineering staff, and a full complement of secondary/finishing services, including our new state of the art paint booths which can produce automotive quality finishes. With a range of rotary formers, rapid manufacturing processes, and a global supply chain, we can produce thermoformed plastic radomes at the most competitive prices.

In addition to custom thermoforming, Universal Plastics also offers injection molding (including gas assist and structural foam molding) and custom blow molding. We would be glad to talk with you about the optimal process for your needs.
Please contact us so that we may partner with you to create a custom medical device housing product to meet your specific needs.