Prototype and Low Volume Production Thermoforming/Vacuum Forming

Thermoforming is a cost effective option in a wide range of applications for both prototype and short run production parts. With multiple tool production options, Proto Technolgies is well equipped to meet your project’s performance, budget and lead time requirements.

Our Vacuum Thermoforming machine uses thermoplastic sheets up to 48″ x 72″ and up to 1/4″ thick. Tooling area is 43″ x 67″ with a 20″ draw.

Mold Options:
Molds can be 3D printed for fast part production or machined out of tooling board or aluminum for higher quantities. The best mold option for your application will depend on part design, quantities needed and required lead time.

  • 3D Printed ABS
  • 3D Printed PC (polycarbonate)
  • Machined Tooling Board
  • Machined Aluminum

Click here for more about 3D Printed Vacuum Thermoform Tooling

Available Materials:

We can form most commercially available thermoplastics including:

  • ABS
  • Polyvinylchloride (PVC)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO)
  • Polyphenylene Ether (PPE)
  • Acrylic
  • Polyester (PBT, PET)

Click here for Vacuum Thermoforming Design Guidelines

We can finish parts to any level required including routering, drilling, painting, labeling and more! Learn more about our finish levels here. 

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  • Quotes

    Quotes are typically returned via email within 48 hours. Larger projects may take longer. If you need your quote faster, call us directly at (509) 891-4747.

    Be sure to notice the details of the quotes you receive from us and other vendors. In many cases, prices can differ greatly between bids due to requested material choices and finish levels. These can easily be refined to meet your budget and requirements.