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Heavy Gauge Thermoforming Solutions

OEM Parts, Packaging, Trays, Containment & Storage

CJK Thermoforming Solutions has capacity for mid-to-large runs of custom heavy gauge products:

  • Large (~ 4′ x 8′) and Small (~ 2″ x 2″)
  • Using virgin and recycled materials such as PVC, PETE, HIPS, HDPE, PP, ABS, PC, Kydex [Conductive, Static Dissipative, UL and FR Grades, plus other engineering grades]
  • ISO 9001:2015 Certified

We specialize in mid-to-high volume production, and will take on prototyping projects that fit our sweet spot.

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Custom tool design and manufacturing

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Complete trimming with 3- and 5-axis CNC router capabilities, die-cutting, and punch and drill operations

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General assembly

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Riveting

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Adhesive bonding

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Hot stamp, painting, screen printing, labeling, and other decorating options

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Bosses, threaded inserts, and other fastener systems

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Logistic services

Full Service Thermoform Manufacturing Capabilities

  • Inline thermoforming: Material thicknesses from 0.010”-0.070”. Low (~1000) to high (millions) volumes.
  • Part Size Approximately 2”x2” to 28”x37”. Max depth up to 6”.
  • Sheet Forming: Material thicknesses from 0.040”-0.375”. Low (~100) to high (thousands) volumes. Part sized approximate 2”x2” to 54”x92”. Max depth up to 24”.
  • 3-axis CNC machines for tool manufacture and secondary part trimming.
  • 5-axis CNC router for complex secondary trim operations.
  • Many secondary assembly operations such as die cutting, riveting, gluing/bonding parts, and hot stamping, to name a few.

Metal Material

  • Durable, strong, and functional
  • Temperature stability
  • Dimensional stability
  • Long service life
  • Heavyweight
  • Limited design ability
  • Costly
  • Subject to corrosion
  • Subject to unwanted chemical reactions
  • Expensive to add specialized features

Plastic Thermoformed Material

  • Durable, strong, and functional
  • Temperature stability
  • Dimensional stability
  • Long service life
  • Lightweight
  • Increased opportunities for design
  • Inexpensive
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Chemical-resistant
  • Cost-effective to incorporate specialized features

Heavy Gauge Thermoforming Capabilities

OEM Products

Bezels, Fascia, Guards, Housings, Interiors, Dash Panels

We have the capability to create endless designs to manufacture custom OEM components. Offering a wide range of standard and custom-engineered polymer and composite materials that meet almost any industry need. CJK Manufacturing operates continuous feed heavy-gauge thermoformers to ensure the lowest cost with the highest quality.

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Packaging

Dunnage, Pallet liners, Large Industrial Trays

Even large components need well designed protective packaging with the same detail to placement and orientation as do smaller components. Whether it be an FDA or Industrial application, we design all tooling in-house, and can form sheet stock in thicknesses from .060” to .625” and perimeter dimensions up to 4’ x 6’. Our heavy gauge thermoforming and package engineering experts utilize the latest CAD solid modeling technologies to meet your packaging needs.

Heavy Gauge Thermoforming: Reusable Pallet Tote

Storage/Containment

Custom Containers, Totes, and Bins

Heavy-duty thermoformed industrial-grade totes, bins, and containers are custom designed by CJK Manufacturing using industrial-grade polymer and composite materials for nearly any industry. These products are heavy gauge with rugged designs for long term repeatable use.

Heavy Gauge Thermoforming: Black Plastic Case

Heavy Gauge Thermoforming vs. Injection Molding

  • Significantly faster tool lead times for speed to market
  • Significantly lower tool cost / capital investments
  • Cost-effective process provides greater opportunity for product redesigns
Custom Packaging for OEM

Heavy Gauge Sheet Thermoforming & Pressure Forming:

  • Heavy Gauge Thermoforming material thickness .040” – .625”
  • Using materials virgin and recycled PVC, PETE, HIPS, HDPE, PP, ABS, PC, Kydex [Conductive, Static Dissipative, UL and FR Grades, plus other engineering grades]

The CJK Thermoforming Process

for Custom OEM Components

CJK can manage the heavy gauge thermoforming project from start to finish.

  1. Evaluate customer-supplied design
  2. CJK creates 3D solid model for initial approval
  3. CJK machines all molds and production fixtures in-house
  4. Prototype or 1st article is evaluated and approved
  5. Full production of final product begins

What are the Key Features and Benefits of Heavy Gauge Thermoforming?

When we work with our clients in the development of OEM enclosures, guards, covers, facias, and panels, our design engineering process focuses on the following key features and benefits.

  • Low-cost product and tooling
  • Customized design details to handle customer product and process functional criteria. Considerations for positioning, retention, and protection of product as applicable
  • Distribution requirements
  • Outdoor environmental considerations for design and appropriate material selection
  • Excellent aesthetics
  • Ergonomic considerations for:
    • Clients’ product assembly process –manual or automatic. Ease of assembly for increased efficiency and reduced cost
    • Consumer appeal and ease of use to enhance customer satisfaction, brand preference and repeat purchases of the product
  • Text/engraving or decorating requirements for corporate logos, part numbers, desired text, resin ID codes, etc. for identification and branding

Learn More About CJK’s Heavy Gauge Thermoforming Competitive Advantages

Which Materials are used in Heavy Gauge Thermoforming?

Heavy gauge thermoforming materials typically used for OEM enclosures, guards, covers, facias, and panels include: PETE, HDPE, PP, HIPS, PVC, PETG, ABS, Kydex, Polycarbonate and others. Recycled, virgin, blends, FDA grade, and medical grades are also available.

Clear, black, white and custom colors are available, along with various textures such as smooth, matte, gloss, hair cell, etc. View our complete list of commonly used materials for thermoforming and packaging.

Sustainability

Sustainability and eco-consciousness are top-of-mind at CJK. Every process and product we create, we do so with the environment in mind.

Unlike paper, which can only be recycled 2-3 times before it loses fiber strength, polymer packaging can be ground, reintroduced, and reformed indefinitely.

We use recycled grade polymer materials in well over 90% of our FDA and retail packaging products. all processing waste is sorted, ground, and returned to polymer processors that reintroduce 100% back into reusable products.

We use recycled grade polymer materials in well over 90% of our packaging products.

All of our Products and Packaging:

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Are beneficial, safe, and healthy for individuals and communities throughout its life cycle.

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Meet market criteria for performance and cost.

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Are sourced, manufactured, transported, and recycled using renewable energy.

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Maximize the use of renewable or recycled source materials.

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Are manufactured using clean production technologies and best practices.

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Are made from materials healthy in all probable end-of-life scenarios.

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Are physically designed to optimize materials and energy.

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Are effectively recovered and utilized in biological and/or industrial cradle to cradle cycles.

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