Vacuum forming allows plastic prototypes to be produced quickly and accurately and in detail before full production tooling.
This is thanks to our factory, which houses the finest equipment, operated by a highly skilled workforce.
In addition, our CNC Routers allow for 5 axis machining on vac formed parts for greater consistency.
We’re also an environmentally aware company. Committed to using recycled materials when suitable. This and carefully considered manufacturing allows us to reduce our overheads for a competitive edge.
The Team at MHP were brilliant. Top quality products for a great price with a quick turn around. I would certainly recommend their services. Thanks so much guys, great work!
We urgently needed some vacuum moulds for some vehicle fascias after our existing supplier let us down. We contacted MHP after finding them on Google and they really came through. Can’t thank them enough!
We were looking for a safety solution using high quality materials, for a global event. The MHP team really came through and exceeded durability tests. Products were delivered on time. Awesome Stuff guys!
The Vacuum process involves heating a plastic sheet until soft. Compressed air is then blown into the chamber forcing the material into a bubble shape. This pre-stretches the plastic for better distribution, and then the mould is raised.
Subsequently, a vacuum is then applied, sucking the sheet onto the mould. Following that the sheet is then cooled using fans and when cool enough, it’s ejected from the mould using compressed air.
In its advanced form, the vacuum forming process utilises pneumatic operating cores to remove undercuts. This improves the level of detail.Download our vacuum forming guide
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