CJK Thermoforming differentiates itself from other plastic thermoforming companies through its award-winning engineering team with decades of plastic thermoforming and package engineering experience. We help companies in a diverse range of industries design and manufacture custom thermoformed solutions offering lowest cost to market, design improvement for existing projects, or designs for new projects.
About Our Thermoforming Company
Since 1993, CJK has been a trusted provider of custom thermoforming solutions. We can fulfill a variety of scopes of work ranging from low and high volume production, to inventory management and just-in-time (JIT) programs. Our thermoforming engineers are dedicated to solving your problems and exceeding your expectations using the latest CAD solid modeling technologies.
Additionally, we will partner with the development of your product to provide complete project management from initial design to prototype to on-time delivery of finished products. In all aspects of your operation, our staff and processes are dedicated to providing innovative solutions to make your products better, faster, and more cost effective. We continuously review our policies and procedures to ensure their effectiveness, value and efficiency for our clients.
What is plastic thermoforming?
Plastic Thermoforming is a manufacturing process used to heat a plastic to a temperature where it can be shaped in a mold. After the plastic form has hardened, it is trimmed to finish the thermoformed product or component.
For prototypes or samples, a smaller machine can be used to stretch small heated plastic sheets to a mold by use of a vacuum. In batch runs, larger machines handle the process of heating, shaping, and trimming which allows for continuous high-speed production. The advantages of thermoforming include low cost and fast turnaround times, lending itself to be a great choice for developing prototypes. It also serves higher volume production by offering the ability to make in-production product changes or improvements.
Plastic Thermoforming OEM Applications
We’ve thermoformed custom OEM products ranging from heavy-duty plastic engine covers, to lawnmower tops, to airflow vents, to medical equipment coverings and containment systems for the U.S. Department of Defense. Heavy gauge polymer products will survive harsh environments and give long maintenance free service life.
When we work with our clients in the plastic thermoforming of OEM enclosures, guards, covers, facias, and panels, our design engineering process focuses on the following key features and benefits.
- Low costs for product design and tooling.
- Customized design details to handle customer product and process functional criteria. Considerations for positioning, retention and protection of product as applicable.
- Appealing display and branding of the product as applicable.
- Excellent aesthetics.
- Ergonomic considerations for:
- Clients product and package assembly – manual or automatic. Ease of assembly for increased efficiency and reduced cost.
- Consumer appeal and ease of use to enhance customer satisfaction, brand preference and repeat purchases of the product.
- Text/engraving of corporate logos, part numbers, desired text, resin ID codes, etc. for identification and branding.
- Snap-fit features to contain products or keep them from moving to prevent breakage.
Product size, type and amount of material used, reusability and recyclability at end of use all have a direct impact on costs.
Clear, black, white and custom colors are available. Various textures such as smooth, matte, gloss, hair cell, etc.
Partner with CJK Thermoforming
We are here to help our customers create the perfect solution for their products. If you are ready to develop a plastic thermoformed part or product customized to your needs, request a quote from us today.