Frequently Asked Questions
Heavy Gauge Thermoforming
Iâ€™m not sure if thermoforming is the way to go for our situation, do I have to purchase tooling or prototypes in order to try it?
No, we have specialized computer programs that will allow us to design your particular solutions and show what YOUR part will look like inside our alternatives, before youâ€™ve purchased anything.
How long does it take to custom design ideas via thermoforming?
Using our ABC Directâ„˘ WebMeeting Center, we can discuss and design solutions instantly via the Internet. For custom pricing and tooling the timeframe is a few days.
How do we try heavy gauge thermoforming without buying a production tool?
We can make a prototype tool out of wood that will give you a good indication of what is possible.
How many parts can you make off of a wood prototype tool for heavy gauge thermoforming?
About 10 total parts.
How long does custom tooling take for heavy gauge thermoforming?
The tooling portion takes 3-4 weeks depending on the time of year.
What is the tooling made from?
Tooling for heavy gauge thermoforming is made from aluminum.
Our quantities fluctuate, how can ABC Packaging Direct help us?
Our automatic replenishment and safety stock programs will make sure that we have material ready for immediate release. These programs are at no charge to you.