Thermoforming opposed to other technologies

  • Huge possibilities of adapting to needs.
  • Fast prototype development.
  • Process and material optimisation.
  • Fast production.
  • Moulds that are relatively easy to modify.
  • Good appearance for finished part.
  • Reduced tool costs.
  • Coloured plastics and possibility of painting them later on.
  • Comprehensive production process and flexible batches.
Technology Polyester Thermoforming Injection
Mould cost Low Medium Large
Part cost High Medium Low
Series Low Medium – Large Very Large
Finish Painting necessary Excellent aesthetic finish Good aesthetic finish. Painting sometimes necessary