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Why ThermoFab?

  
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Sometimes you just have to say: WTF?

                                            
     

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Custom Plastic Enclosures.

Revolutionary Process.

   

It's not the #WTF? you are
    thinking of -- THINK
    Why ThermoFab.

        

Why ThermoFab You Ask?  

1.  True manufacturing partner.

2.  Plastics thermoforming expert.

3.  Gets your product to market without headaches.

     

#WTF 

In this fast paced world of instantaneous everything - from tweets to hash tags to up to the millisecond news:  

 

Our #1 priority is our happy clients and their custom plastic enclosure projects.  We are
ready to assist you with your thermoforming project.  Contact us by
emailing design@thermofab.com   

-We focus on:  Custom Plastic Enclosures and
    our revolutionary process using our lean manufacturing approach. 

Contact ThermoFab by emailing us at design@thermofab.com or by calling 978-425-2311.      

ThermoFab can assist with engineering and any design for manufacturability challenges you face.   We offer the fastest time to market design to manufacturing options.                                            

   

      
 

Thermoforming: How to create a Star Tradeshow Product?

 

 Will Your Tradeshow Product be a Superstar or a Fright?
 

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To Market, To Market--Think Toward The Future
Don't think "cost savings" when attending a tradeshow. Take the time to perfect the design as much as possible. Why? Simple. The more accurate the design, the easier it will be to modify it after receiving feedback at the tradeshows. Putting the time and effort in up front will make for smoother and faster transitions from CAD-to finished parts. With a company like ThermoFab, you can go from completed design to finished parts in just 4-6 weeks.


Think "Touchy Feely"
Appealing to the senses is important from a marketing standpoint (did you hear about the billboard for chocolate chip cookies that gave off the scent of cookies baking?). Vibrant colors appeal to the eyes, sleek edges appeal to our sense of touch, and even the smell of a freshly thermoformed part adds a certain allure.

Bottom line?

Your prospects need to see and touch a real product--one that can withstand bending and prodding and holding. Because of this, avoid stereolithography (SLA). But why, you might ask, considering SLA models can be created from CAD files in a matter of hours? Sure, you might have a "real" three-dimensional object in hand, but problems with SLA models exist. They're costly (the liquid photopolymer used in the SLA machine can cost upwards of $800/gallon), and the process (which involves the layering of the liquid photopolymer) is not always structurally sound. Imagine having an SLA model at a tradeshow and it doesn't bend or flex the way it's supposed to or worse--it breaks in a prospective customer's hands. Wouldn't it be better to have the actual part instead of a raw piece? Even if you attend a tradeshow with a prototype, it should be made from materials similar to those that will be used in the final product, and it should have a production finish.

Show and Sell
It might be easy to rationalize that tradeshow product displays aren't that important in the grand scheme of things. After all, the people looking at these products realize these items are just examples, right, not fully rendered parts?

Well, not so fast. Think about it. In today's hectic world and crowded marketplace, a person has only so many chances to engage a prospective customer. The beauty of tradeshows is that they're filled with captive audiences. People attend for a reason, such as a vested interest in a particular industry. Many of these people are looking for products--perhaps products like yours. Where else besides a brick and mortar storefront will you have the opportunity to speak with a hot prospect face-to-face while showing your wares? When you look at it like this, suddenly those products displayed at tradeshow booths take on new meaning. This is your opportunity to show and sell. Don't skimp.

 

 

Summer Fun and Thermoforming Resources!

Ahhh Yes - Summer and The Email Inbox

We know how it goes: emails overwhelm your inbox and the next thing you know, you're deleting at will. Problem is, you know you might be missing some good stuff! That's the purpose - and only purpose - of this blog entry...to provide you with links to some of the resources that you might have missed. We want to arm you with benchmarks you should use when evaluating companies like ThermoFab so that you can select the best company to manufacture your product:

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And please know that we'd love the opportunity to "wow" you with our thermoforming process. Contact us today to schedule a call to discuss your product's needs, or, better yet, set up a time to tour our plant. Telephone Lisa King or Michael Wahl at 888-494-9777.  We truly enjoy showing clients and prospective clients around our Massachusetts office and manufacturing facility.

 

ThermoFab Thermoforming Design: It's in the Details

Design - Details, Details, Details

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Details, Details, Details
Design Services Designed Around Your Needs
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Design Services which concentrate on the details of your custom plastic enclosures. We're excited to announce an increased investment in ThermoFab's in-house design services. This investment will further ensure that our customers continue to receive the highest quality parts from a company that truly is a one-stop shop in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of thermoformed plastic enclosures.

Whether you already have a designer or a design or you need a designer to turn that concept into reality, ThermoFab can help in both scenarios.

If you already have a designer or a design, we'd be happy to do the following:

  • Review your existing plastic design files.
  • If we decide that we can manufacture your product to our exceptionally high quality standards, we'll move your files into the design assessment stage.
  • From there, we'll get your design files ready for our expert engineering and plastics manufacturing.

If you need a designer, we'd be happy to do the following:

  • Discuss the idea you have in mind and determine if we're the right fit for engineering and manufacturing your part.
  • Create a rendering and e-file of your part (we've created renderings and e-files from everything you could imagine, including sketches on cocktail napkins all the way to more sophisticated CAD files).

We invite you to read about some of the design and manufacturing challenges we've solved for our customers.

 

Design: It's in the Details


DSC01124 resized 600DSC01127 resized 600Sometimes what is hidden behind a product - it's interior details - are the most crucial in the design process! These interior photos from a medical device highlight sophisticated attachment details and intricate design. Contact us today to learn more about our Custom Plastic Enclosures and Revolutionary Processes

Hardware Considerations for Thermoformed Parts

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Did you just ask yourself - - How do I best attach this plastic enclosure to the metal chassis?  Do you need assistance with a hidden hindge design incorporation with a plastic assembly?

If you are looking for a thermoforming company to assist you to develop and manufacture your parts by meeting your specifications and expectation then it is critical that you and your team carefully think through the ins and outs of your parts hardware. Email superhero@thermofab.com to assist with your project and hardware options.