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Plastic Processing Methods - Thermoforming vs. Injection Molding

Posted by Blake Kingeter on March 17, 2017

When designing a new part, a critical component of this process is determining the best processing method. While there are variety of plastic molding processes to consider, thermoforming and injection molding are two of the most popular methods used in the molding of plastic parts. However, there are a variety of factors to consider such as cost per part, tooling cost, design, and aesthetics, all of which are ultimately affected by the processing method used.

Below are a few key differences between these two popular plastics processing methods:

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Topics: material selection, thermoforming