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Undercut Features in Thermoformed Parts

Undercut Features in Thermoformed Parts

Undercuts are recessed features in a thermoformed plastic part that, in thermoforming, prevent its ejection from the thermoform mold. These part features commonly provide a fastening point or locating edge for mating parts, such as with snap-fit assemblies, lids, or...

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Thermoforming Draw Ratio

Thermoforming Draw Ratio

The goal of heavy-gauge thermoforming is to produce a part with as close to a uniform wall thickness as possible. As a part designer, you’ll need to specify a target wall thickness so that your thermoformer can select a plastic sheet with the right starting thickness....

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Profile Plastics Launches New Website

Profile Plastics Launches New Website

We have exciting news - We are in the process of launching a new-look website, and it will be up and running shortly. The site's new design will focus on showcasing all our capabilities and all of the wonderful designs we have been apart of over the years. Stay tuned!

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Profile Plastics, Inc. Now ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Profile Plastics, Inc. Now ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Profile Plastics, Inc. is proud to announce that we are now ISO 9001:2015 certified. One of the core management objectives at Profile Plastics is to continuously improve the processes and quality of our services. The ISO 9001:2015 certification is a quality management...

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Profile Plastics Wins The Protecting Life Award

Profile Plastics Wins The Protecting Life Award

The Protecting Life Award went to Profile Plastics Inc. of Lake Bluff, Ill., for a thermoformed housing for a surgical waste management system used in hospital operating rooms. Profile Plastics used negative pressure forming tools, which resulted in a good cosmetic...

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