Miles Fiberglass & Composites Adds Large Vacuum Thermoforming Capabilities

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Miles Fiberglass and Composites, located in Portland, OR, recently installed a thermoforming machine capable of processing molds as large as 110" x 110". This machine is the largest one of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Thermoforming is faster and more cost effective than open molding and parts can be modified quickly and easily. Using this vacuum thermoforming process gives Miles Fiberglass and Composites the ability to adapt the strength and flexibility requirements to match the application.

Miles Fiberglass and Composites of Oregon has recently installed a thermoforming machine capable of processing molds as large as 110" x 110". This is the largest thermoforming machine of its type in the Pacific Northwest. This process is faster and more cost effective than open molding and is a welcome addition to the Miles Fiberglass facility. When compared to open molding, thermoforming has a faster tooling process, can be modified quickly, and parts can be produced faster. Using this vacuum thermoforming process also gives Miles Fiberglass the ability to adapt the strength and flexibility requirements to match the application.

Miles Fiberglass can turn parts from start to finish in as little as three weeks using their thermoforming process. "We have the ability to do everything from novelty parts to industrial and structural parts," says Lori Luchak, President of Miles Fiberglass and Composites, "and we are excited about the additional flexibility of the vacuum thermoforming process. To view some of the custom work Miles Fiberglass has done in the past please visit Miles Fiberglass and Composites.

Benefits of Vacuum Thermoforming
Thermoformed parts have a superior finish to traditional fiberglass and allow for wider material and color choices. Overall aesthetics are superior when using vacuum thermoforming because it uses a combination of heat pressure and vacuum pressure to form precise details and intricate undercuts. Other design advantages include molded in vents and ribs, textured surfaces, and various part sizes. Also, thermoforming machines give you the ability to quickly and inexpensively modify parts as needed.

About Miles Fiberglass & Composites Inc.
Founded in 1963, Miles Fiberglass and Composites is a family owned corporation with plants in Oregon City and Portland, OR. MFC has over 45 years of experience in the fiberglass and composites industry.

Miles Fiberglass & Composites, Inc. has grown to produce a variety of products using open molding, vacuum bagging, press molding, and resin transfer molding (RTM) processes. Miles Fiberglass & Composites, Inc. originally manufactured products such as air conditioning unit covers and canoes. Now, the company has expanded its capabilities to be able to produce one-of-a-kind, custom-made items.

Contact Miles Fiberglass & Composites to find out more about thermoform molding and their other fiberglass and composite manufacturing capabilities.

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