ThermoFab Unveils Free Thermoforming Design Guide

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Design Guide's Mission is to Help Customers Design for Manufacturing and Faster Time-to-Market

ThermoFab, a manufacturer of custom plastic enclosures, unveiled its free thermoforming Design Guide today, available for download on its website. Topics covered include design basics for thermoforming, custom design considerations, tooling design, hardware considerations, finish considerations, EMI Shielding, and quality assurance.

The philosophy behind the Design Guide's creation is simple: to help customers design products for manufacturing so they can achieve a faster time-to-market (TTM). Tom King, president of ThermoFab, said, "We understand how much blood, sweat, and tears go into product design, development, and manufacturing. But it all starts with a great design. Of course, if that great design isn't feasible from a manufacturing standpoint, it delays the whole process. Our goal is to provide detailed information on how to design for manufacturing success the first time around."

ThermoFab has numerous customers nationwide with expertise in medical, computer, and industrial projects. The company continues to have strong partnerships with industrial and product design firms who look to ThermoFab for expertise in plastics manufacturing as one component of an overall production process.

Visit our web site to download ThermoFab's free Design Guide or contact our design team.

About ThermoFab:
Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Shirley, Mass., ThermoFab designs, develops, and delivers custom plastic enclosure prototypes and products. Using a proprietary pressure forming process, injection-molded detail can be achieved with better turn-around and quality, providing ThermoFab customers with a competitive edge in today's high-speed marketplace. Existing customers include, but are not limited to, 454 Life Sciences, Digimarc, Harvard Medical School, IBC Candela, Studio Network Solutions, Titleist, Roche, Mako Surgical, Prospect Biosystems, GE Healthcare, NDI, OmniSonics, Medica, CardioMems, Ikonysis, and SiCortex. In-house services include a 45-day push-pull system, dock-to-stock programs, tooling design and fabrication, custom painting, and EMI / RFI shielding. For more information, visit


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