McClarin Composites thermoforming and vacuum forming services produce parts; specializing in large-scale plastic components. Our expert staff will assist you with design, tooling, customization, and material selection to provide you with a creative solution for your thermoforming project.
Our vacuum forming and thermoforming services are an ideal, cost-conscious solution for medium to heavy gauge parts with complex shapes.
During the vacuum forming process, plastic sheets become heated until they are malleable enough to form around a mold. It is a simple process that produces resilient, lightweight, and seamless parts quickly and efficiently.
Vacuum formed parts are individual components that leave the process as the intended product, or occasionally as a substantial part of the intended product; these parts are good substitutes for sheet metal or fiberglass materials due to enhanced durability and higher strength-to-weight ratios.
The vacuum forming process is one-sided; meaning the finished part’s shape and detail are both on one side. Advantages of vacuum forming include less expensive tooling, fast turnaround and easier maintenance and modification as compared to injection molding processes.
Thermoforming can be used to form thermoplastic sheets into three-dimensional shapes. Thermoforming requires a relatively low level of forming pressure, so tooling can be constructed rapidly and less expensively compared to other molding processes. Fast cycle times, combined with automated sheet-feeding equipment, allows us to provide rapid turnaround of components with dimensions of up to 16′ length x 8′ width x 4′ depth.
We utilize a combination of automated, manual, and digitally controlled equipment to fabricate parts composed of acrylic, polycarbonate, high-impact styrene, and several other materials.
We focus on product quality. Tight control of raw materials and process parameters—combined with systematic validation of product integrity—will ensure the highest quality products for your needs. The table below provides more in-depth information about our capacity, value added services, and markets served.
Contact us at any time to learn more about these services.
Thermoforming & Vacuum Forming Specs
Thermoforming and Vacuum Molding Process
Automatic Sheet Loaders
Thickness (Base Material)
Work to standard Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Value Added Services
Hardware Design and Procurement
Offering Quick Turnaround Times
CNC Mold Machining
Just In Time (JIT)
Digitizing and Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM)
Commuter Rail Systems
Fire & Emergency
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV)
Reusable Shipping Containers
Water Control Pipe Fittings
Truck Bed Liners
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society for Testing and Materials
Canadian Standards Association
Federal Aviation Administration
Food And Drug Administration
ISO: ISO 9001
International Organization for Standardization
Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)
Society of Automotive Engineers
Six Sigma Capable SPC Control
100 Ton State Permit
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
JPG or JEPG
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)