Custom ABS Pyramid Top for Cat Furniture

Pyramid Mold
Pyramid Mold

One of our clients at Reliable Formed Plastics contracted with us to manufacture the custom ABS pyramid top highlighted here for a piece of luxury cat furniture.

Specializing in short run projects using thick gauge plastics, we had sufficient experience to build the 200 pieces entirely in-house. To ensure we were on track with the customer's idea, we used our advanced design software to create a 3D visual rendering for their approval. Once we received confirmation from the client that our drawing aligned with their concept, we imported the file into our sophisticated machining software, which allowed us to fabricate the custom vacuum forming mold for this relatively deep drawn product.

Using a vacuum forming process, we heated the sheet of white ABS plastic until it was pliable, stretched it over the mold surface, and then evacuated the air between the plastic and the mold. Once cooled back down to a solid state and visually inspected, we trimmed the workpiece using our 5-axis CNC router, where machine mounted inspection devices ensured that we upheld the ±.0.05" tolerances.

When completed, the pyramid featured finished dimensions of 23.375" in length x 23.375" in width x 12.0" in height. Constructed from white ABS plastic, it had one smooth side while the other had a textured hair cell finish, which provided a desirable surface for the pampered pets to scratch and limber up while sharpening their claws.

If your are interested in learning more about this project or how we can produce high quality thermoformed parts on time and at reasonable cost, contact us today.

Pyramid Thermoformed
Pyramid Thermoformed
Pyramid - Trim Fixture
Pyramid - Trim Fixture

 

ABS Pyramid Specifications

Product Description
ABS Pyramid Top for luxury cat furniture
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
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
Thermwood 5-Axis CNC Router
Custom Vac. Therm. Mold, Custom Trim Fixture
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 23.375"
Width: 23.375"
Height: 12"
Weight: 3.16 lbs.
Tightest Tolerances
± 0.05
Material Used
White ABS
Thickness: .187"
Material Finish
Hair-Cell / Smooth
In process testing/inspection performed
Dimensional verification during CNC Process
Visual Q.C. during Forming
Volume
Est. 200
Delivery Location
Southeast, Continental US, International
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