Custom Fabrication of ABS Cone for POP Industry
With our specialty in thick gage thermoforming, Reliable Formed Plastics produces many interesting products for the food and beverage industry. We manufactured the silver ABS cone highlighted here for use in an interactive point-of-purchase candy dispenser.
Our industrial design expertise combined with powerful SolidWorks® CAD software allowed us to create 3D drawings to ensure we delivered a sturdy, functional product. Thermoforming was the best choice for creating 100 of these large, 24.75" in length x 24.75" in width x 12.625" in height workpieces, although the dimension of the depth did offer a bit of a challenge. MasterCAM machining software allowed us to import the drawing and program our CNC milling equipment to produce a solid model shape, which we then used to create the custom vacuum forming mold.
Material of construction was 0.187" thick ABS with an opaque silver acrylic coating. Precise control over material temperature and formability allowed us to accurately reproduce the geometry of this deep drawn part. After a close visual inspection we mounted the workpiece on a custom trim fixture and used our 5-axis CNC router, equipped with a dual spindle head, to perform the detailed trimming and cutting of the formed plastic parts. In-process dimensional verification during the CNC routing process ensured that we upheld ±0.05 tolerances.
By paying attention to every detail, we were able to satisfy the requirements of the customer specification and deliver a high-quality product within the agreed upon timeline and at a very reasonable cost. For more information about this project, see the table below. Contact us at any time to learn more about our expert thermoforming capabilities.
ABS Cone Specifications
- Product Description
- Silver ABS Cone for POP Candy Dispenser
- Capabilities Applied/Processes
Custom Mold Fabrication
Thermoforming & CNC Routing / Trimming
- Vacuum Forming
- 5-Axis CNC Routing
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
- SolidWorks: CAD Design Software
Mastercam: CAM Software
CNC Milling Machine
Thermwood 5-Axis CNC Router
Custom Designed Vacuum Thermoforming Mold
Custom Trim Fixture
- Overall Part Dimensions
- Length: 24.75"
Weight: 3.83 lbs.
- Tightest Tolerances
- Material Used
- Acrylic Cap Coated ABS (Silver)
- Material Finish
- Smooth Acrylic Cap
- In process testing/inspection performed
- Dimensional verification during CNC Process
Visual Q.C. during Forming
- Industry for Use
- Food and Beverage
- Est. 100
- Delivery Location
- Product Name
- Silver Cone (Full Round)