Thermoforming Services

With 50 years thermoforming expertise we are the trusted partner for high quality thermoformed parts, products and components

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Complete Thermoforming Services

Welcome to your new trusted partner for thermoforming services. With our expertise, capability, and extensive capacity, we deliver top-notch solutions to clients across various industries. As a leader in the industry, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. Read on to discover how our thermoforming services can meet your specific needs.

Thermoforming is a versatile manufacturing process that involves heating a sheet of plastic until it becomes pliable and then shaping it into a desired form using a mold. We have mastered the art of thermoforming and offer a wide range of services tailored to meet the unique requirements of our clients.

Our capability in thermoforming services is unmatched in the industry. We have a team of skilled professionals who possess years of experience and expertise in working with many types of plastics. Whether you need simple, single-sheet designs or complex, multi-part assemblies, we have the knowledge and resources to bring your vision to life.

One of our key strengths lies in our state-of-the-art facility and advanced equipment. Our cutting-edge machinery enables us to handle projects of various sizes and complexities. From small-scale plastic prototypes to large-scale production runs, we have the capacity to fulfill your orders efficiently and with precision.

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LEISURE & CARAVANS

POINT OF SALE DISPLAY

STREET FURNITURE

HIGHWAYS & TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

AUTOMOTIVE PARTS & COMPONENTS

Complete thermoforming services

Plastic thermoforming can be a cost-effective production method for a range of items and our team will offer expert advice on suitability, production times & costs. Our services include

  • Extensive tooling and forming capabilities and expertise
  • Prototypes and one-offs, short runs and large volume production runs
  • Advice on design and manufacture
  • Latest CNC machinery to ensure highest quality finishing
  • Large in-house production space and warehousing facility
  • Assembly and collation services and distribution service

Materials We Work With Include

  • ABS
  • HDPE
  • Polyethylene
  • PET
  • Polypropylene
  • Polycarbonate

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THIS IS WHAT WE FORM
  • POINT OF SALE / POP
  • AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS
  • SIGNAGE
  • BACK BOARDS
  • COVERS
  • HOODS
  • TRAYS
  • MACHINE GUARDS
  • SAFETY PANELS
HUGE PLANT LIST
  • 2000 x 2000mm VACUUM FORMER
  • GEISS T8 VACUUM FORMER
  • SHELLEY VACUUM FORMER 1500 mm x 1000mm
  • ADDITIONAL SHELLEY VACUUM FORMER
  • DRYING OVENS
  • 5 CNC MACHINES
  • 6 LASER CUTTERS
  • 2 DIGITAL PRINTERS
  • DIAMOND POLISHERS
SUSTAINABLE VACUUM FORMING SOLUTIONS

Wrights Plastics is working hard to minimise the impact of our activities on the environment whilst also recognising that manufacturing meets the demands of many consumers and significantly contributes to employment and GDP.

Our ongoing investment in energy-efficient multi-tasking kit is helping us lower energy use, minimise waste and reduce our impact on the environment. By completing all process under one roof we minimising carbon footprint.

By delivering high quality durable parts & products we are helping develop sustainable solutions for our clients.

 

INVESTING IN THE LATEST MACHINERY

We have a rolling programme of investment that has seen us introduce some leading edge cutting, moulding and machining technology – often for the first time in the UK. Our investment helps us remain competitive in a global market and supports UK jobs. We have the latest  machinery from Geiss offering infinitely adjustable plate system for maximum material cost-benefit and fast tool changing facilities to enable cost-effective short runs and long run production batches. For customers the benefits are clear: increased workflow, decreased wastage, reduced production time and improved quality.

 

ISO 9001 ACCREDITED

Our ISO 9001 accreditation is recognition of our commitment to quality and excellence. With almost fifty years’ experience in thermoforming and an extensive range of manufacturing, industrial and retail clients, we combine the latest technology with old-school service to provide a ‘less stress’ service from end-to-end.

 

vacuum forming

Our inhouse design teams help maximise efficiency, lower costs and material waste.

drape moulding

Material credibility, CAD expertise and prototyping services.

CNC routing services

Working with customers to design tooling that maximises yield &  minimises scrap.

plastic laser cutting

Most jobs finished inhouse for complete quality assurance.

Thermoforming Services Across Many Sectors

We take pride in our extensive client base, which spans across industries such as automotive, electronics, packaging, medical, and more. Our commitment to delivering high-quality thermoformed products has earned us the trust and loyalty of numerous clients. Regardless of the sector you operate in, we have the expertise to cater to your specific needs.

In the automotive industry, we manufacture a wide range of automotive plastic components for traditional vehicles and increasingly for EV, AV and hybrid vehicles. We have proven ability to manufacture to meet statutory safety certification.

For the highway/ off-highway & traffic management sector we manufacture durable high quality parts that are keeping the UK’s roads moving (and sometimes stopping!), working with leading sector names over many years.

For the retail sector we manufacture high quality high impact Point of Sale display that helps customers add sales, build brand and boost awareness.

In the medical field, we understand the critical importance of hygiene, precision, and regulatory compliance. Our thermoformed medical trays, device enclosures, and disposable components are designed to meet the highest industry standards, ensuring the safety and well-being of both patients and healthcare professionals.

At Wrights Plastics, we prioritize customer satisfaction above all else. We work closely with our clients to understand their unique requirements and provide tailored solutions that meet their specific needs. Our team of experts is always ready to offer technical advice and guidance throughout the entire thermoforming process.

In conclusion, if you’re searching for top-quality vacuum forming and thermoforming services, look no further than Wrights Plastics. With our unmatched capability, extensive capacity, and diverse client base, we are well-equipped to handle any thermoforming project, regardless of its complexity or industry. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and experience the excellence of Wrights Plastics.

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FINISHING & RELATED PROCESSES

acrylic fabrication

Expert hand finishing including trimming, sawing, cementing and taping all carried out inhouse.

drape moulding

Skilled teams and the latest equipment means we can deliver cost-effective solutions for projects large & small

CNC routing services

Extensive range of 3, 4 & 5 axis services using cutting-edge equipment & experienced design & manufacturing team.

plastic laser cutting

State of the art laser cutting & laser profiling services thanks to sector leading kit & teams – your project in safe hands.

What is thermoforming?

Thermoforming is a manufacturing process that involves shaping plastic sheets into specific forms by heating and molding them using a combination of vacuum pressure and/or mechanical force. It is a versatile technique that finds applications in various industries due to its cost-effectiveness, speed, and ability to produce complex shapes.

The process of thermoforming begins with a flat plastic sheet, typically made of materials like polystyrene, polyethylene, or polypropylene. The sheet is heated until it becomes pliable and then placed over a mold. The air is removed from the area between the sheet and the mold, creating a vacuum that pulls the sheet tightly against the mold’s surface or using mechanical force to press the sheet onto the mold. This ensures that the plastic takes the desired shape. After cooling and solidifying, the formed plastic retains its shape and is removed from the mold for further processing.

One of the key advantages of thermoforming is its ability to produce large and lightweight parts with intricate details, making it suitable for applications where weight reduction is important. The process allows for high production volumes and rapid prototyping, enabling manufacturers to bring products to market quickly. Additionally, thermoforming offers cost advantages over other molding techniques like injection molding, particularly for medium to large-scale production runs.

In summary, thermoforming is a plastic manufacturing process that uses heat and vacuum pressure or mechanical force to shape plastic sheets into various forms. Its applications span multiple industries, including packaging, automotive, consumer goods, and more, offering cost-effective and efficient production of complex plastic components and products.

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