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Injection Molding vs Thermoforming Plastic

Plastic products are so common nowadays that you can find products made via plastic in nearly every store you walk into.  Walk down the electronics aisle of any retail store and you are bound to find USB drives, memory cards, webcams, headphones, speakers, etc all made from plastic.  Usually these products are all made [...]

2018-11-26T14:52:54-05:00October 12th, 2018|Fiberglass, Manufacturing, Plastic Molding|Comments Off on Injection Molding vs Thermoforming Plastic

Why molded Fiberglass or Thermoformed Plastic?

Why not steel or aluminum? Metal materials such as steel, aluminum and others have been used for years in many different industries. Each of these materials has its strengths but these strengths come at a cost. Thus, I thought it would make sense to type up a little series of blog post showing some [...]

2019-02-04T15:30:14-05:00September 26th, 2018|Fiberglass, Manufacturing, Plastic Molding|Comments Off on Why molded Fiberglass or Thermoformed Plastic?

Changing texture is easy with Thermoformed Plastic Parts

Let’s talk textures. Texture is an area in which thermoformed products have a distinct advantage over many other plastic processes such as injection molding, rotational molding, blow molding, etc. Unlike fiberglass and the aforementioned plastic processes, thermoformed (or vacuum formed) parts which require a texture don’t pick up this texture from the mold surface. The [...]

2018-07-30T16:11:09-04:00May 28th, 2018|Manufacturing, Plastic Molding|Comments Off on Changing texture is easy with Thermoformed Plastic Parts

Molded Fiberglass or Thermoformed Plastic – What’s the difference?

At Arrowhead Plastic Engineering, we operate 2 separate facilities in east-central Indiana. One plant specializes in fiberglass composites and the other plant thermoforms plastic parts. We are often asked, "What's the difference between the two." That's a great question with a complex answer. Fiberglass is what is considered a thermoset composite, whereas Thermoformed Plastic [...]

2018-10-12T13:03:42-04:00March 8th, 2018|Fiberglass, Manufacturing, Plastic Molding|Comments Off on Molded Fiberglass or Thermoformed Plastic – What’s the difference?