Drape Forming

Drape forming is a technique that uses a single positive mold on which a heated sheet of plastic is placed. After thermal processing softens that sheet, it sags and conforms to the shape of the mold under its own weight or by slight pressure applied by an operator. Check out examples of our drape forming here.

Why choose drape forming when heat forming plastic?

Save money: Drape forming tooling is cost effective for many low-volume projects.

Transparency: Use drape forming when your part needs to be optically clear.

Consistency: Drape forming generally doesn’t stretch the plastic, so your part maintains a consistent thickness.

When you choose Industrial Custom Products for your drape forming needs, you get the precise parts you need on time. But that’s not all. You get a team of engineers and experts who work relentlessly to improve quality and decrease costs. And don’t just take our word for it—our awards demonstrate our passion for efficient quality.

 

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Markets served

Recreation
Medical
Utility vehicles
Motorcycles
Sign manufacturers
Lighting fixture manufacturers
Graphics companies
Recreation after-market companies

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Materials

Polycarbonate
Acrylic
Polystyrene
PVC
PETG
ABS
HDPE

ICP is ISO 9001:2015 registered and RoHS compliant. ICP can perform PPAP, CPK, First Articles. That means you get exactly what you want, when you want it.

Equipment

  • Lawson conveyor style heat oven
  • 30″ x 114″ shuttle style heat oven
  • 18″ x 18″ shuttle style heat oven

ICP: Your New Product Development Partner for Drape Formed Parts!

As a 1st tier manufacturer, we serve as your plastic component manufacturing partner at the beginning of your new product development process:

  • ICP integrates its manufacturing processes to work seamlessly with yours
  • ICP also can make recommendations for the application of the part into your system
  • ICP-made components simplify your production process

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Got trouble with your current drape forming suppliers?

ICP has tackled projects that other drape forming companies have struggled with. We follow through and deliver exactly what you want, when you want it. We get the job done. If you’ve got issues with a supplier, contact us for a free evaluation and get your project back on track.

Problems with drape formed products?

Our experts in drape forming, engineering, and manufacturing will either re-design the part or optimize the manufacturing process to eliminate defects. If a drape formed part is giving you problems, contact us for a free evaluation.

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