Engineers Corner

ICP is a Tier One Manufacturer of high quality thermoformed plastic components, die cut non-metallic materials, a CNC routing center, a fabricator of plastic products and a distributor of plastic sheet.

We specialize in doing the toughest kind of manufacturing well; manufacturing for you - to your specifications.

ICP is ISO 9001:2008 Registered

See Quality Awards earned by ICP.

See our product gallery page for examples of parts and components manufactured by ICP.

See case studies that illustrate ICP’s capabilities.

Send us an email at or call us at 877-784-2415 to discuss your specific application and how we may be able to help you.

Ways that ICP works directly with engineers:

1. Design support

2. Engineering support

3. You are starting to develop a new product

4. Materials recommendations

5. Your design is done and you need someone to make your part or component cost efficiently

6. Your existing component or part is not working or you are having problems with an existing supplier:

Please let us know if our engineers can help or answer any questions – engineer to engineer

Selecting the right process to manufacture plastic parts or components
There are a number of ways to manufacture parts or components. Each process has unique characteristics that may fit better for specific applications.

Have you considered Vacuum Forming to manufacture your plastic part or component?
An experienced, ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturer of plastic parts and components like ICP can many times use the vacuum forming process to produce a similar quality product at a lower overall cost to you than other plastic manufacturing methods

Today, many customers are choosing to save on tooling costs by vacuum forming new plastic components instead of using more expensive plastic manufacturing processes, such as injection molding.

The benefits of Vacuum Forming vs. other processes

  • Simple, quick, efficient and lower cost
  • Inexpensive when compared to other plastic molding and forming methods
  • Can be used for a broad spectrum of products
  • Tooling costs are inexpensive compared to other processes
  • Lead times for tooling and production are usually shorter than other plastic processes
  • Cost effective for shorter runs
  • Vacuumforming allows cosmetics – such as color to texture – to be molded into the part.
  • Vacuum forming allows for the use of advanced plastic extrusions
  • It is an efficient and cost-effective way to produce large plastic parts
  • Easier and lower cost mid-run design changes or modifications
  • Low cost testing of designs through the use of temporary tooling
  • Project costs are usually much lower than other processes

Typical products produced with vacuum forming

  • Belly pans
  • Consoles
  • Fenders
  • Skid plates
  • Hoods
  • Prosthetics, medical devices
  • Machine guards
  • Electrical enclosures
  • POP displays
  • Returnable packaging
  • Trays
  • Dashboards
  • Covers
  • Interior trim panels

Have you considered Vacuum Forming for your part or component?

  • Want feed feedback on the process you have selected for a new part or component? – UPLOAD YOUR DRAWING
  • Want a second opinion on the process you are using for an existing part or component and the pricing for an alternative process? – UPLOAD YOUR DRAWING