Medical Thermoforming

On-time delivery, accuracy, and consistency for high-quality medical thermoforming solutions from a trusted leader in custom plastic manufacturing.

Custom Medical Plastic Manufacturing

Medical Injection Molding

Advanced Plastiforms, Inc. works with medical supply companies and healthcare organizations across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, designing, manufacturing, and delivering high-end plastics that are specifically designed for the unique needs of the healthcare industry. Using innovative medical injection molding and thermoforming practices, we strive to ensure that our plastic products, packaging, and components will pass strict regulations while providing fast lead times and low per-unit costs to our customers.

Our medical plastics can be customized in a wide variety of ways to best meet our clients’ needs. We work with many different thermoplastic materials, including ABS, Polyethylene, Acrylic, and Polycarbonate, and can include all manner of customization from color and texture to UV resistance and anti-static coatings.

Custom Medical Thermoforming

Medical thermoforming is a method of creating products, packaging, and devices in which a large, single sheet of high-quality plastic is heated to the point of malleability and fitted around a customized tool. Once placed against the tool to be shaped, we use one of three forming methods to ensure the most accurate shape and design.

  • Vacuum forming: A vacuum removes all the air between the plastic and the tool, creating a tight fit. This method is faster and more cost-effective than other forming methods and works best on large sheets of plastic that don’t require sharp corners and high levels of detail.
  • Pressure forming: High-pressure air pushes the heated plastic around the mold while a vacuum removes interior air between the sheet and the mold. This method creates clearly defined edges and detail without sacrificing efficiency and works well for components and equipment with crisp lines, sharp angles, and highly detailed pieces.
  • Twin-sheet forming: Two adjacent sheets of medical plastic are formed around a tool or mold and fused together. Perfect for creating dual-toned equipment, hollow components or the thinnest medical packaging, twin-sheet forming produces a strong, rigid product.

Products Produced Through Medical Thermoforming:

  • Equipment covers
  • Packaging for pharmaceuticals and sterile equipment
  • Medical trays and stands
  • Large equipment panels

Benefits of Medical Thermoforming

Using thermoforming to manufacture custom medical supplies and equipment offers two primary benefits for our customers - time and cost.

  • Time: Our process of medical thermoforming is highly efficient to provide a fast turnaround time from order to delivery. Our engineers are designing 3D aluminum molds at the same time our manufacturing team is creating the plastic sheets, so we can begin the forming, trimming, and detailing to fulfill the order as quickly as possible. From working on the design with our customers to shipping the products for delivery is generally around a 14-week turnaround time.
  • Cost: Because of the low molding pressures and the cost-effectiveness of casting aluminum tools, thermoforming is a relatively inexpensive method of manufacturing medical plastic packaging and equipment, especially for annual orders of 3,000 pieces or less.

Your Medical Thermoforming Experts

If you are seeking high-quality, safe medical plastics that meet government regulations, reach out to Advanced Plastiform, Inc. Our experienced team of designers, engineers, and manufacturers are available to help you create safe, durable medical equipment for patients and professionals using thermoforming and medical injection molding for smaller or more complex pieces. We proudly serve seven states, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia.

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