World class plastic thermoforming services
Reliable, expert, and competitive is what our aerospace, industrial, and marine OEM customers have come to expect from us. Fiber Pad leverages over 40 years of experience offering a comprehensive list of integrated manufacturing services to make your thermoforming projects move forward faster towards completion, and delivery, with the highest standards of quality and execution every step of the way.
Fiber Pad offers a wide range of thermoforming capabilities for your specific needs. Click below to learn more about the different types of thermoforming options we offer.
In House Tooling
In house tooling capability design and manufacturing for quicker turnaround times. Click below to learn more about our tooling program.
We use 3 and 5 axis CNC routers to trim your parts with the utmost accuracy and speed. Click below to learn more about our 3 and 5 axis routing services.
Running multiple shifts and machine redundancy to get the job done. Click below to learn more about our equipment mix and facilities.
We offer a wide range of assembly solutions to make turn-key parts, next level assemblies, or drop in bolt-on solutions. Click below for a list of our turn key services.
Quality Assurance and Customer Satisfaction
AS9100 Rev D. and ISO 9001:2015 quality certified for the utmost reliability for all of your thermoforming needs.
Metal to Plastic Conversions
Thinking about converting away from metal, fiberglass or injection molded plastic? Here is a list of advantages thermoforming can provide to make your conversion a success:
Compared to injection molding, thermoforming:
Has less expensive tooling costs
Faster tool changes
Can satisfy a lower volume niche & higher product runs
Produces a thinner gage than injection, resulting in lighter parts
Yields strong material from the uniform nature of the sheet versus random flow during injection
Compared to aluminum, thermoforming:
Has less expensive material costs
Creates lighter weight pieces
Makes parts more flexible and impact resistant
Is non-oxidizing and chemical resistant
Economically offers multiple cosmetic finishes
Has a wide variety of colors available
Compared to fiberglass, thermoforming:
Creates lighter weight and more durable parts (less cracking)
Offers better repeatability in each part, with less ambient influence on the process
Makes trimming into desired shapes easier
Offers solvent & ultra sonic welds
Produces less hazardous dust and raw materials
Creates no VOC’s
Offers varied surface finishes and color throughout the part
Some of the world’s most recognized OEM’s rely on Fiber Pad for highly specialized thermoforming solutions.
Twin Sheet Process
Two plastic sheets are simultaneously heated and then formed or fused together to resemble a blow-molded or rotational molded product, with several advantages: two-color, two-material thicknesses option, hollow product, increased structural integrity.
Undercutting allows the plastic to form into an area of negative draft. Typically this means that it is difficult to release the mold from the plastic. However, Fiber Pad has specially designed machines and processes to enable designs with undercuts.
Pressure Forming Process
Vacuum and positive air pressure is applied to achieve injection-molded level of details and textures without the high injection molding tooling cost.
Our Industry Applications
Fiber Pad creates high quality parts that are built to AS9100 Rev. D & ISO 9001:2015 quality certification standards.
We have the expertise and machinery to create custom pieces unique to a wide variety of applications.