Plastic-forming manufacturing plays a vital role in a vast number of industries, it provides a practical and cost-effective way to produce plastic parts products in bulk. There are several processes used in plastic forming including vacuum forming, injection moulding, 3D printing and CNC trimming. In an industry that is constantly changing, it’s essential to keep up to date with the latest plastic forming manufacturing trends.
The plastics industry has been criticised and scrutinised for a long time regarding the negative impact plastics have on the environment. Now more than ever, it’s essential that as a plastic forming manufacturer in the UK, we’re taking the correct steps to ensure our environmental impact is reduced as much as possible.
Here at Plas-Tech, we’re using a range of different methods to try and improve our sustainability and reduce our impact on the environment. Some of these methods include using more sustainable materials where possible, improving energy efficiency & reducing our carbon footprint and addressing environmental concerns within supply chains.
With advances in technology coming rapidly, plastic-forming manufacturers have been able to integrate automation with their processes to produce customised products whilst improving efficiency and reducing costs. Technological advances have made it possible to produce digital tools and event robotics to help automate plastic manufacturing processes.
A process where this is common is the use of 3D printing to create custom moulds for injection moulding. The automation in 3D printing and injection moulding means that a consistent mould can be reduced without the risk of human error, it also means that more effort can be invested elsewhere.
The increase in demand for lightweight materials has been increasing and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The rapid increase in demand has been for many reasons, lightweight materials reduce transportation costs, reduce material usage and are much less damaging to the environment.
Despite being lightweight, the strength and durability of these materials are not affected. Here at Plas-Tech, we use a number of lightweight plastic materials within our processes including:
Based in East Yorkshire with 2 factories and over 80 employees, the experts here at Plas-Tech Thermoforming are industry experts and can provide you with an efficient and cost-effective solution. We pride ourselves on offering you a leading professional service and delivering a quality end product. If you require a quality plastic forming manufacturer, contact our team today!