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 can have a mold side, cosmetic appearance similar to an injection molded part, 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 the finish on adjacent metal components. Many of our plastics meet UL 94 V-0 and FDA requirements.

Thermoforming is an ideal option for the manufacture of medical devices, enclosures and equipment. Custom thermoformed parts are used as medicals equipment enclosures, housings or covers for the mechanical or electronic components in medical devices and equipment.

We  utilize the highest quality plastic materials which can meet or exceed  UL 94 V-0 and FDA requirements including  flame retardant ABS, to PVC and chemical resistant HDPE and Kydex, We also work with leading companies for a number of standard and specialty materials, based on your needs.


Pressure forming provides an economical and attractive solution to manufacturing quality, large and aesthetically pleasing medical enclosures, panels, trays, covers and sidewalls.

Our thermoforming process produces parts similar in appearance to plastic injection molding but with lower tooling costs.  Thermoformed medical enclosures offer reduced tooling investment for large parts and reduced time to market, often critical in the medical device industry. Universal’s thermoformed medical enclosures may be utilized with sheet metal as well offering the benefits of both processes. Universal provides proven expertise, engineering assistance and decades of experience to reliable produce your thermoformed medical device enclosures.


Listed below are just some of the custom thermoformed medical device applications we produce components for:

    • Medical Housings
    • Medical Equipment Enclosures
    • Medical Sidewalls and  panels
    • Bezels
    • MRI Equipment
    • PET scanners
    • Enclosures
    • Internal components
    • Imaging Enclosures
    • Blood Analysis
    • X-ray
    • Medical trays
    • Hospital stands
    • Support Equipment stands
    • Work-in-progress trays
    • Hospital room panels


Medical equipment manufacturers are required to meet stringent global safety standards and Universal Plastics’ materials and processes that comply with these strict standards. We utilize materials in ABS and PVC that meet UL94-V0 flammability.


medical device manufacturingUniversal Plastics is the choice of many top medical Device manufacturers today due to our:

  • Low tooling costs
  • Competitive component cost
  • Responsive delivery
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent  and custom finishes of thermoformed medical device components

Why work with Universal Plastics?


We at Universal Plastics are well versed in the requirements of the medical device industry as we have been suppliers to this market for over 50 years. With our close proximity to Boston and numerous medical device companies we have been involved in a vast many projects within this industry ranging from simple trays to complex housing systems for X ray equipment. Over the years we have done projects for many of the top names in the medical device industry. With our experienced design staff we can offer you a full range of services from design assistance up to completed CAD designs and shop drawings. Of, course we can also work from your existing designs as well. Give us a call and let us put our experience to work for you.