Alpha Plastics was contracted by an electrical equipment provider to thermoform 200 access doors, which are used to cover electrical generator components. To begin this project, we vacuum formed a male, two-cavity aluminum tool, meeting precision tolerances with our automated vacuum machine. We also built tooling fixtures to customer specifications, which are now used for hand-trimming operations.
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Polycarbonate Access Door Fabrication
Our advanced thermoforming technology allowed us to fabricate clear polycarbonate material with minimal visual imperfections. As a value-added service, we also performed screen printing, adding all wording to the top of each access door.
Rapid and Efficient Manufacturing
In order to ensure that our access doors satisfied customer specifications, we provided the client with prototypes of all initial designs before manufacturing. In addition, we inspected the parts completely before they left our facility.
Our thermoforming operations are so efficient; we were able to get all completed units out the door just 4 weeks after prototype approval. Meeting the design and high-performance expectations of our client, we now produce 2,000 access doors annually.
This access door is used to cover electrical generator components
Capabilities Applied/Processes Vacuum Forming:Create a male two cavity aluminum tool, thermoform clear polycarbonate with minimal visual imperfections
Create tooling fixtures for hand trimming. Trimmed to customer print specifications
Value Added Processes:
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part:
Automated vacuum/pressure forming machine
Overall Part Dimensions Material Thickness:
True Position of:
In process testing/inspection performed:
Parts inspected 100% during each step of the manufacturing process
Industry for Use:
Electrical equipment, industrial equipment
4 weeks after prototype approval
Customer supplied print, 3D CAD Drawing