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Bridgewood are the UK’s leading vacuum forming specialist with over 30 years of technical knowhow
Vacuum forming is ideally suited for low to medium volume batch production and is specifically advantageous economically for larger components & assemblies.
What is vacuum forming?
Vacuum forming or thermoforming are general terms used to define the manufacturing process in which a plastic sheet is heated to a defined temperature and moulded to a 3 dimensional shape using vacuum and compressed air.
Vacuum forming offers significant benefits:
- Lower tooling costs - in comparison to injection moulding, vacuum forming offers a very cost effective route to manufacture for low to medium volume projects.
- Low cost prototyping .
- Short product introduction lead-times.
- Flexibility on trim and hole details.
- Wide choice and flexibility on colour, finish & material selection.
Our expertise in plastic vacuum formed products
Our team can create plastic products up to a maximum size of 3.5m x 2.5m x 1.0m in a wide range of colour matched sheet material ranging from 1mm to 10mm in thickness.
Typical quantities range from one-offs to annual volumes in excess of 10,000.
Material specifications include high gloss, matt, smooth and embossed surfaces and can offer fire retardency, UV stability and chemical resistance to satisfy the performance criteria of the end product.
Cost effective, durable, attractive plastic products
Operating from our Hull based site for over 30 years, Bridgewood offer a capability and know-how unrivalled in the vacuum forming industry.
Our modern 100,000 square foot facility houses a range of cutting edge vacuum forming and 5 axis CNC trimming machinery, along with composite moulding and PU reinforcement facilities.
Bridgewood is accredited to ISO 9001 quality standard.
Work with Bridgewood UK, together we can make a difference
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