Plastic Thermoforming In Uncertain Times

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Plastic Thermoforming And Covid-19 ATI has continued thermoforming plastic parts throughout.  We believe we have successfully weathered the worst, and are excited to be getting back to somewhat normal production.  Importantly, ATI has remained open throughout the past, challenging year, continuing to turn out plastic thermoformed parts.  We at Associated Thermoforming know that the Coronavirus … Read more

Thermoforming Quality Control

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Cognex In-Sight Sensor Pass/Fail Software Speeds Up Process Thermoforming quality control is of utmost importance here at ATI.  In our ongoing effort to improve our quality control, we recently began using a Cognex In-Sight sensor to inspect parts.  We use the sensor in our Assembly Department to quickly register missing or mis-located items.  Within seconds, … Read more

What We Thermoform… And What We Don’t

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Plastic Thermoforming Techniques There are a wide variety of plastic thermoforming techniques. Types of plastic forming you may have heard of include:  thin gauge, roll-fed, heavy gauge, cut sheet, injection molding, blow molding, and roto-molding, to name a few.  It can be confusing to the un-initiated customer who wants to make a plastic part. We … Read more

What Processes Can Twin Sheet Thermoforming Replace?

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Twin Sheet Thermoforming – A Better Choice So, we know you’re wondering ‘what processes can twin sheet thermoforming replace?‘  Terrific question! To complete our series on Twin Sheet Thermoforming, we are going to talk about some of the processes that twin sheet thermoforming can replace.  In our first post, we explained to you exactly what … Read more

Twin Sheet Vacuum Forming

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Twin Sheet Vacuum Forming Process Compatible With Most Thermoplastics We continue our series on twin sheet vacuum forming with a discussion about materials we can use in the process.  We can employ the twin sheet vacuum forming process with almost any thermoplastic, and we’ve worked with most of them.  ABS, styrene, TPO, polyethylene, TPU, polypropylene, … Read more

What Is Twin Sheet Thermoforming?

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Are You Wondering “What Is Twin Sheet Thermoforming?” We’re here to answer the frequently asked question “What is Twin Sheet Thermoforming?”  The twin sheet thermoforming process lives in the background of the thermoforming world, not well known, nor understood.  Related processes, vacuum forming and pressure forming have been around and widely accepted for years.  However, the … Read more

Custom Plastics Thermoforming – ISO 9001:2015 Certification

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We are excited to announce that we have received our ISO 9001:2015 certification. This certification means that our Quality Management System (QMS) has been assessed to be compliant with ISO 9001:2015 standards. Our certification is through Platinum Registration, and our certification # is 13132914. We at ATI have implemented and operated our own QMS in an effort to comply as … Read more

Disney + ATI Thermoforming = New Avatar Ride

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Disney Chooses Associated Thermoforming The Disney design team selected ATI’s thermoforming process for the large wall panels in their Avatar Flight of Passage ride.  Due to the design of the parts, we chose vacuum forming as the specific thermoforming process for this project. The top picture shows just a few of the large variety of vacuum formed panels that ATI manufactured … Read more

Thermoforming Statistical Process Control

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Thermoforming Statistical Process Control Integral Part of QA In keeping with our focus on thermoforming statistical process control, we use SPC, or Statistical Process Control, to monitor process variables.  SPC is part of the ‘Six Sigma” philosophy, used to see how consistently our processes are controlled. Over time, manufacturing processes tend to deviate from the … Read more

ATI Talks Computer Aided Manufacturing with PT Online Publication

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Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Used in Custom Thermoforming Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) plays an important role in the custom thermoforming world.  Plastics Technology (PT Online) recently interviewed ATI regarding the importance of CAM to our organization.  Jim Callari, PT Online‘s Editorial Director, interviewed ATI tooling department supervisor, Aaron Frison regarding the use of CAM in plastic … Read more