Mold & Fabrication Services

Mold & Fabrication Services
Mold & Fabrication Services

Our design and mold fabrication services at Reliable Formed Plastics, LLC support customers from initial concept through full production. Whether customers have a complete CAD model, or simply an idea, we offer the services they need to make their project a reality. Unlike many thermoforming facilities, everything we do is completely custom. Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) can be provided at no addtional charge. All customer designs are verified for manufacturability, and any necessary modifications can be made as needed. Material selection is an important aspect of the development process. With a wide range of thermoplastics available, engineers can assist customers in choosing the ideal option to meet their performance and cost requirements.

Once the design has been finalized, a prototype mold is created. Prototype molds can often be milled from medium density fiberboard. MDF is a very cost effective material for producing prototype or very low volume vacuum forming molds and can be machined quickly. Prototype parts are provided to the customer for final approval before full production molds are fabricated. Our production molds can be constructed of various materials (i.e. epoxy, fiberglass, aluminum) suitable for multiple vacuum forming cycles and is capable of capturing fine part details. Depending on production volume, multiple molds can be made to expedite production. In addition to design and mold fabrication, we provide CNC routing, heat bending, assembly, and packaging services. Because all of these services are performed in-house, lead times are very competitive. For more information about our design services, see the table below, or contact us directly.

Mold & Fabrication Capabilities

Capabilities
Design for Manufacturing
Mold Design
  • Prototype Molds
  • Production Molds
Reverse Engineering
Molding Process
Vacuum Forming
Drape Forming
Mold Materials
MDF (Prototype Molds)
Epoxy Board (Production Molds)
Fiberglass
Aluminum
Additional Services Provided
Prototyping
Trimming
Distortion Printing
Routing
Heat Bending
Injection Molded Component Sourcing
Assembly
  • Mechanical Assembly
  • Solvent Bonding
Packaging
Typical Lead Time
2 - 4 Weeks Typical for Repeat Orders
4 - 6 Weeks Typical Including New Tooling
Specific Times Quoted on a Job by Job Basis

Additional Information

Industry Focus
Food & Beverage
Retail
Marine
Aerospace
Technology
Healthcare
OEM
Industrial
Automotive
Intended Application
Signage
Displays
Consumer Goods
Enclosures
Guards
File Formats
SolidWorks (Preferred)
IGES
STEP
Parasolid
AutoCAD
EPS
DXF
Most Major CAD Formats Can be Accepted
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