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Pressure Forming

Pressure Forming Design for Manufacturability

Alpha Plastics, a family owned and operated business founded in 1976, provides design for
manufacturability services for plastic products. Our design for manufacturability (DFM) services cover the full range of pre-production: CAD design, material selection, material thickness selection, and process selection, in order to ensure that your product is designed for the most cost-effective and efficient production possible. In fact, we'll even tell you if the best manufacturing process for you would be one that we cannot offer.

Experienced, Rapid Prototyping Services

We are able to work with an existing product or an item that you provide us, to reverse engineer and design from the ground up. We also use our thermoforming capabilities for thermoformed prototypes, which have a slightly longer lead time than SLA rapid prototyping, but have the advantage of ready-to-use tooling.

Our expertise in design for manufacturability covers a broad range of industries and applications, just a few of which are ATV and snowmobile components, food service equipment, electronic enclosures, and more.

Contact Alpha Plastics with your design or idea to begin the consultation process today.

Pressure Forming Design Specifications

Design for Pressure Forming Capabilities:
Assist in CAD design
Assist in material selection
Material thickness selection
Assist in manufacturing process selection
Reverse engineering
Prototyping (competitive pricing to SLA rapid prototyping)

Engineering Discipline: Specialists in manufacturing processes industry

Focus: Aerospace, agricultural, automotive, electronic, food, lawn and garden, lighting, marine, medical, motorcycle, packaging

(We can handle a large range of industries - if you don't see yours please inquire)

Intended Application: ATV components, automotive interior components, reproduction parts, drip pans, electronic enclosures, food equipment, P.O.P. displays, snowmobile components, vending machine components

Industry Standards:
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials
BAE Systems Standards
CE - The CE mark (officially CE marking) is a mandatory conformity
mark on many products placed on the single market in the European
Economic Area (EEA).
FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
FAR - Federal Aviation Regulations
FDA - Food And Drug Administration
ISO - International Organization for Standardization
Mil-Spec - Military Specifications
RoHS - Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)
UL - Underwriters Laboratories

File Formats:
AutoCAD (DWG)
BMP - Bit Mapped Graphics
DXF - Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
IGES - Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
JPG or JEPG - Joint Photographic Experts Group
PDF - Portable Document Format
Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW, PRT, XPR)
SolidWorks (SLDPRT, SLDDRW, SLDDRT)
STEP - Standard for the Exchange of Product model data
TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
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Alpha Plastics is a complete design and fabrication facility with a long term experience for a variety of industrial areas including medical, electronic, computer and telecommunications.
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