Value Added Services
Design Assistance and Prototyping
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Hagans Plastics will review your design and assist you with optimizing it for the forming process. If you do not have a design we can help you connect with our design partners.
If you have a sample or existing product without 3D data it can be laser scanned with our Faro Arm and converted into a 3D model using our Polyworks software. Once we have the 3D data, prototype tooling can be created using our MasterCam software and 5-axis CNC routers. Prototype tooling is a cost-effective alternative for creating samples or short production runs to prove out your design.
Our number one goal is to make sure our customers are successful with their design.
Master Pattern, Prototype, and Hard Tooling, Fixtures
In the early days most tooling was created in wood by pattern makers, there are times when this still is a cost-effective solution. We continue to maintain a complete pattern shop while also adding new technology to it. New technology added includes laser scanning, 3D modeling and 5-axis CNC machining. State-of-the-art equipment enables us to CNC machine tooling out of wood, RenShape or aluminum plate. Our tooling shop has the ability to design and create support tooling (CNC Router fixture, drill fixtures, bending fixtures, and assembly fixtures) as needed in-house.
Hagans Plastics numerous years of experience and the needs of our customers helps us determine the correct solution. Having these solutions in-house reduces lead times and provides a cost-effective resolution.
5-Axis and 3-Axis CNC Routers
If secondary trimming is required after a part is formed, CNC routers are one of the most accurate and efficient ways to accomplish this task because of their high precision and repeatability. We have both 5-axis and 3-axis machines capable of trimming any part we can form. With 5-axis you can completely trim a formed part in one operation, this efficiency keeps our prices competitive and our quality high.
Hardware, Velcro, Secondary Finishing for Vacuum Formed Parts
After a part is formed and trimmed it is not uncommon for some assembly work to be required. With our complete fabrication area we can add snaps, Velcro, latches and hinges to your part. Our capabilities also include sonic welding, solvent bonding, using various adhesives and applying VHB tape.
Our goal is to supply completed parts to our customers for immediate use upon receipt.
- Vacuum Thermoforming of Custom Seat Backs for the Aerospace Industry
- Vacuum Thermoforming of a Costume Head for the Restaurant Industry
- Thermoforming of a Closeout for use in the Military Industry
- Thermoforming of an Electronic Enclosure for the Electrical Industry
- Thermoforming of an Antenna Cover for use in the Telecommunications Industry
- Thermoforming of an Advanced Medical Training Simulator
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