Pressure Forming Services

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Pressure Forming Services
Pressure Forming Services

At Hagans Plastics Co., Inc., our reputation as a premier provider of precision pressure formed products is derived from over 40 years of consistently exceeding our customers' expectations. This ability is highlighted by our pressure forming services.

For the uninitiated, pressure forming is a process where the material is heated; air pressure is then applied to force the material into a female mold. The process allows for the creation of more complex geometries, and a level of precision that is not attainable through standard pressure forming. It can also give the appearance of an injection-molded part, but with considerably lower tooling costs. For products that need crisp, sharp and well defined detail, pressure forming is the process of choice. This innovative forming technique is performed by our seasoned staff of industry professionals, who specialize in producing intricate details such as sharp corners, textures, undercuts, vents, and much more.

Our pressure forming operation is geared for the production of parts up to 8' in length, 5' in width/diameter, 4' in depth and thickness from 0.090" to 0.5". Any plastic that is suitable for vacuum forming can be pressure formed, including ABS and PVC. The use of pressure forming is also possible on materials that are off limits to vacuum forming, such as glass filled materials. When using only vacuum, the glass fibers of these materials would not allow the sheet to conform to the mold. However, with the addition of pressure, the material can be forced into the desired configuration with great accuracy. This capability is augmented by our 3 and 5 axis CNC machining capabilities that can perform deburring, drilling, and many other tasks.

With both single and twin sheet forming, this service is ideal for a wide range of applications and industries. We have provided pressure formed products to customers in industries such as aerospace, agricultural, automotive, construction, electronics, medical, and many more; we have even manufactured pressure formed parts that are installed on the International Space Station.

From prototypes to high volume production runs, all work is performed to the highest quality and meets AS9100 and ISO 9001 standards. To learn more about our pressure forming, see the table below, or contact us directly.

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Pressure Forming Capabilities

General Capabilities
High Volume
Long Run
Prototypes
Short Run
Forming Type
Single Sheets
Twin Sheets
Materials
ABS
Acrylic
H.I.P.S.
KYDEX®
LEXAN
PET
Polypropylene
PVC
Styrene
Polycarbonate
Products
Housing
Covers
In closers
Part Length
Max
8 ft
Part Width
Max
5 ft
Part Depth
Max
4 ft
Part Diameter
Max
5 ft
Part Thickness
Min
.090 in
Max
.5 in
Value Added Services
Light Assembly
Deburring
Drilling
Riveting
Silk Screening
Edge Polishing
Engraving
Hardware Insertion
Tool Making
CAD Design Assistance
Quality Control
CNC Machine ( 3 and 5 axis Rotors)
Production Volume
Specialty Production Shop
Prototype
Low Volume
Small Run
High Volume
Large Run
Long Run

Additional Information

Industry Focus
Aerospace
Agricultural
Automotive
Construction
Electronic
Food
Lawn and Garden
Medical
Industry Standards
AS9100 - Aerospace Industry Standard
ISO 9001 - International Organization for Standardization
Efficiency
Lights Out Manufacturing
Lean Manufacturing

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