The Advantages of Thermoforming over Injection Molding

With new technology innovations and the availability of new sheet materials, Thermoforming deserves to seriously considered by designers when designing and producing stylish large plastic parts. Some of the advantages the thermoforming process has over the injection molding process, include:

  • Thermoforming tooling costs are significantly less
  • Final production costs are lower
  • Rapid Prototypes
  • Production samples made from the same material as will be used for the final product to minimize design or fit issues before going to final production
  • Shorter lead times for tooling and production
  • Increased speed to market with faster product development and final production