Thin Gauge Thermoforming Tutorial
Thin Gauge Thermoforming Tooling:
- Maximum mold size – Up to 30” wide
- Maximum depth of draw – 4.00”
- Maximum sheet thickness – .080”
- Molds are temperature controlled aluminum. Trim is via a steel rule die.
Typical Thin Gauge Thermoforming Tolerances:
- Forming: Part to Part:+/- .025″ (Depending on material)
- Perimeter Die Cut: +/- .060″
Common Thin Gauge Thermoforming Materials:
- PVC: (Polyvinyl Chloride) Low cost, readily available in many different grades, clear.
- HIPS: (High Impact Polystyrene) Low cost, rigid, forms easily and available in many grades.
- PET: (Polyethylene Terephthalate) Commonly used in food packaging, good physical properties,
- FDA: grades available. Cost effective, easy to process, water clear.
- RPET: (Reprocessed Polyethylene Teraphthalate) Commonly used in food packaging, clear, lower cost, FDA Certification available.
- PETG: (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol) Excellent physical properties, ETO, GAMMA, and EB sterilizable, water clear. Medical Grade available.
- HDPE: (High Density Polyethylene) Excellent impact and chemical resistance, but dimensionally less stable. Opaque or Milky-white color.
- ABS: (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) Similar to HIPS but higher impact strength.
Other specialty materials available. Just ask us for guidance.
Typical Thin Gauge Thermoforming Applications:
- Retail Clamshell Packaging
- Retail Tri-Fold Packaging
- Packaging Blisters
- Pick and Place Trays
- Material Handling Trays & Covers
- Shipping Trays
- Medical Packaging
- POP Displays
- Packaging Inserts
Thin Gauge Thermoforming Design Service is Available:
If you need help with your design just let us know. Our experienced designers will be happy to work with you to design a part which meets your specific application.
Thin Gauge Thermoforming Brochure
Download: UPC Thin Gauge Brochure