At Hagans Plastics Co., Inc., we have met the growing demands of our customers through our advanced technology in tooling, manufacturing, production, equipment, and most importantly, quality.
Our vacuum and thermoforming services are a cornerstone at Hagans Plastics and represent over 40 years of commitment to producing parts and components with unsurpassed quality.
Vacuum and thermoforming utilize a process where a flat sheet of thermoplastic material is heated, followed by the application of vacuum pressure which pulls the material over or into a mold. The key advantages of vacuum forming as compared to other processes are a lower tooling cost and a quicker turn-around time. This makes the process ideal for prototyping, R & D, and depending on the product produced, it can also be a viable solution for long term volume production.
As specialists in vacuum and thermoform manufacturing, our facility is equipped with a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment. These systems can form parts as small as 1″ to 2″ all the way up to 5.5′ by 8′, with a thickness of 0.02″ to 0.5″, with both single and twin sheet forming, as well as heavy gauge forming. Parts can also be manufactured with options such as color, texture, translucent and transparent finishes.
To stay on top of this competitive market we are continually investing in state-of-the-art equipment and systems. We operate equipment that utilizes 1000-watt quartz heaters that have instant on, instant off capabilities. The efficiency of this type of heater means faster cycle times which equates to lower cost.
With over 40 years of industry experience, we understand that material selection is very important; regulatory requirements such as UL and FAA burn ratings are common factors that we deal with daily. We will work with you to provide the best material for your application. As a single-source solution, at Hagans Plastics we also offer the secondary services that provide you with a complete part. Our seasoned staff can perform related services including deburring, light assembly, and edge polishing.
From aerospace, automotive, and electronics to agricultural, construction, and the medical industries, at Hagans Plastics, we specialize in quality products and value-added services. To learn more about our vacuum forming and thermoforming services, contact us directly. Watch our Vacuum Thermoforming video here.
Case Studies See all
Vacuum Thermoforming of Custom Seat Backs for the Aerospace Industry
The project highlighted here is for the fabrication of a custom seat back cover that was and is being used by Virgin America. Starting in 2004, one of the most challenging aspects of this particular seat back is the creation of the ultra-high gloss and brilliant white appearance.
Vacuum Thermoforming of a Costume Head for the Restaurant Industry
It’s not every day that you get to partner with a thirty-year-old American Icon, like Chuck E. Cheese. In June of 2012, Chuck E. Cheese launched an updated, contemporized mascot. As such, all costumes used in the more than 570 store chain would need to be updated as well.
Thermoforming of a Closeout for use in the Military Industry
The project highlighted here was a closeout part for unmanned drones used in the military. The part carried a high level of difficulty in the forming and the trimming operation and featured a severe undercut/trap on the mold.
Thermoforming of an Electronic Enclosure for the Electrical Industry
The project highlighted here was an electronic enclosure with EMI shielding designed for use in electrical testing. The customer supplied a 2D CAD drawing, and the part went through four complete design changes with small production runs done on each of the designs.
Thermoforming of Antenna Cover for use in the Telecommunications Industry
The project highlighted here is a radome, sometimes called a nose cover, for an antenna system used in the telecommunications industry. The customer supplied a 3D model of the antenna system along with a 2D CAD drawing.
Vacuum Thermoforming of an Advanced Medical Training Simulator
ACDET’s AbSim is an advanced medical training simulator that teaches student doctors and nurses how to perform a physical abdominal palpation exam.
- Pressure Forming
- Vacuum Forming
- Single Sheet
- Twin Sheet
- Min: 2 in
- Max: 10 ft
- Min: 1 in
- Max: 6 ft
Thickness (Base Material)
- Min: .02 in
- Max: .5 in