ThermoFab Takes "Next Generation" Product into the 21st Century

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Thermofab Is The Leader In Innovative Custom Plastic Enclosure Solutions For Computer, Industrial, And Medical Device Companies. Its Proprietary Thermoforming Process Allows For Tighter Tolerances, More Creative Designs, And Greater Detail In The Undercuts.

ThermoFab has the flexibility to really think outside the box when it comes to manufacturing parts that really stand out.

ThermoFab announced today the work it recently completed on a new generation product for Spectro Inc., which is one of the largest worldwide suppliers of oil and fuel analysis equipment to the US military and a range of other industries. For over 18 years, Spectro's "Spectroil" line of emission spectrometers for wear metal analysis has been deployed to military installations, mining operations, and other mobile sites. An increase in demand among its commercial customers, however, inspired Spectro to redesign and introduce the next generation Spectroil line, the Q100.

Enter Massachusetts-based ThermoFab. Along with industrial design firm Carroll Design, ThermoFab revised the look of the current product to reflect a more contemporary feel. Spectro Product Development Manager Eric Olson stated, "As a team, we started with the goal of incorporating the latest in manufacturing and technology combined with new materials while improving the design aesthetics and ergonomics of the instrument."

Carroll Design’s Steve Johnson stated, “This was Eric Olson’s first experience working with thermoforming, and we knew ThermoFab was the right partner for this project. We felt confident in their capabilities and knew they would deliver quality parts in the timeframe Spectro was looking for.”

ThermoFab has developed a proprietary process that allows it to create details and closer tolerances that other thermoforming companies cannot achieve. "Our custom services, such as the painting we do in-house, also gives us the flexibility to really think outside the box when it comes to manufacturing parts that really stand out," said Michael Wahl, principal of ThermoFab. As a result, the enclosure's new front door now has three different colors, which makes this tried and tested instrument pop.

Olson concluded, “The quality of the product and their complete process were the reasons ThermoFab won the business. As we prepare to introduce this instrument at trade shows, I know they have delivered.”

About ThermoFab:
ThermoFab ( was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Shirley, Mass. The company designs, develops, and delivers custom plastic enclosure prototypes and products. Using a technique called "thermoforming," injection-molded detail can be achieved with revolutionary speed and quality.


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