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: This technique 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.
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.
As a 1st tier manufacturer, we serve as your plastic component manufacturing partner at the beginning of your new product development process:
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.
Our engineering and manufacturing experts 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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