Services and Procedures

Thermoforming procedure

Thermoforming is a flexible and versatile process that offers a multitude of advantages on both economic and technical levels. It is probably the process of choice for the dressing of components for all kinds of products.

  • Vacuum forming
  • Pressure forming
  • Twin sheet molding
  • Compression molding


Avantages:

  • Low cost of tooling
  • Ability to mold under pressure without major investments in tooling
  • Finished product with better physical properties (more resistant)
  • Ability to use multi-layer sheets and therefore offering unique technical advantages (ex : gas tank)
  • Ability to thermoform larger parts (8' x 12')
  • Pre-decoration of the sheet
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Vacuum forming
The most popular method is by use of vacuum. A preheated sheet of plastic is placed on top of a male or female mold. A vacuum is then used to quickly remove the air between them, shaping the desired piece.


Pressure forming
The use of high pressure forming allows us to mold pieces with finer details and textures.  This procedure creates parts with a higher tolerance level, lower residual stress, and an esthetic quality that equals that of injecting molding. Common pressures used are 35 PSI to 60 PSI (241 kPa to 414 kPa).


Twin sheet molding
In twin sheet forming two hot sheets are simultaneously formed on their respective cavities, or female molds. The molds are then pressed together with the hot, formed sheets between them. The results of this procedure are comparable to those of blow-molding and roto-molding. Twin sheet designs frequently include “kiss-offs” or “tack-offs”. These “tack-offs” greatly improve the stiffness of the hollow shapes.


Compression molding
It is a forming procedure that uses a mold and mold back that allows us to form materials at lower temperatures than with standard thermoforming and is also used for porous materials.

It is the procedure of choice to form transparent sheets (eg: snowmobile windshield) and materials with laminated textiles.

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Design and support

Our technical team is at the service of our customers to support them in their design efforts.  We remain on the leading edge of technology (CAD/CAM software, 5-axe CNC and 6-axis robots) as regards to everything related to equipment and software to support development.

No matter what we use as a source, a sketch, a reference part or a photograph, we know how to get results.

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Secondary Operations
We offer a wide range of services in an effort to offer turnkey solutions to our customers.

  • Robotized cutting
  • Assembling
  • Bonding
  • Plastic welding
  • Ultrasonic welding
  • Bending
  • Machining
  • Tooling
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Quality System
Our commitment to quality comes first at Plastik MP; that is the driving force that has generated our growth and improvement through the years.  We are ISO 9002 accredited since 1998 and we obtained ISO 9001 (rev. 2008) accreditation in 2003. The company has also begun to implement a continuous improvement system (ACE).

With our experience in serving prime manufacturers, the company has gained knowledge of different control techniques such as PPAP, FMEA and detailed layout reports.

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