Design & Engineering Services
At Reliable Formed Plastics, our precise focus on design and engineering makes our company a dependable partner. We have more than 25 years of experience serving a diverse range of industries and have proven qualifications in industrial design and thermoforming technology.
Through collaborative consultation, we can help transform your ideas into working concepts and provide 3D visual renderings for your approval. We use the latest versions of advanced solid modeling software to create CAD models that we encourage you to view from every perspective for design validation. From these we can create vacuum formed prototypes for proof-of-concept and functionality studies. As masters of the heavy gauge thermoforming process, we have deep insight into the distinct molding characteristics of each plastic material, and can guide you through the selection process. In addition to design and build, we can also help engineer a productive framework for inspection, assembly, packaging, and shipping of your product.
Our vision is to support our customers by developing fresh ideas for delivering practical and cost effective solutions to any design challenge. After prototype development, we can easily transition to production tooling and ramp up to full capacity. For more information about our design and engineering capabilities, see the table below, and we would welcome the opportunity to consult on your next development project.
Design & Engineering Capabilities
Design and Development - (CAD and CAM)
- Services Provided
Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
- Production Volume
- Specialty Production Shop
- Lead Times Available
- 2 to 3 Weeks
Rush Services Available
- Industry Focus
- Food & Beverage
(Not limited to these)
- File Formats
- MasterCAM (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)
SolidWorks (SLDPRT, SLDDRW, SLDDRT)
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data
AutoCAD (DWG, DWZ)
Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW, PRT, XPR)
Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
Most Major CAD Formats Can be Accepted