Machinery & Services

Machinery

VacForming by Trifibre Ltd, have invested heavily on modern plastic vacuum forming machinery and software to ensure state of the art facilities are available in order for us to produce innovative designs for our client briefs. As a result, our facilities paired with our highly experienced and knowledgeable team is what makes us one of the UK's leading manufacturers.

A singer heater is used to heat plastic of a thickness up to 6 mm and a twin heater is used to heat plastic sheets of up to 10 mm thick. The heaters are infra-red generated, ensuring a uniform amount of heat is applied to the whole surface area of the plastic. The vacuum is then applied to the heated plastic, which consists of a vacuum pump used to draw the air from between the plastic and the mould. We also have CNC Routing machines and other tools available to remove any excess plastic and add cutting and drilling to the design.

Tooling

VacForming by Trifibre Ltd, can cater for all your tooling needs, the tool types available include aluminium, model board, resin and wood. Our in house customer service and sales team will advise you on the best tool material type to ensure that the correct design is utilities and avoid any manufacturing issues, taking into consideration the order quantity, the surface area, weight and thickness of walls.

Our in house design team are able to produce completely bespoke design solutions to meet your exact specifications. Within house state of the art facilities of Computer Aided Design (CAD), we can provide you with visuals of your design and prototypes before final production takes place. We will keep all your designs on file ready for your next order, proving to be a cost effective method of production.

Vacuum Forming

VacForming by Trifibre Ltd, have a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable staff with over 30 years of experience within the vacuum forming industry. Vacuum Forming involves forming a heated flat sheet of extruded plastic and applying this to a vacuum in order to be shaped by the tooling.

We can produce the following frame sizes:

  • 428 x 275mm
  • 580 x 428 mm
  • 884 x 558 mm
  • 665 x 630 mm
  • 957 x 558 mm
  • 1330 x 610 mm
  • 1015 x 760 mm
  • 1170 x 860 mm
  • 1450 x 945 mm
  • 1700 x 1250 mm
  • 2000 x 1250 mm
  • We can also produce bespoke frame sizes to match your project brief. We can also produce Formings with Plug Assist.

    CNC Routing and Trimming

    VacForming by Trifibre Ltd, also have in house operation of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines allowing us to design and manufacture tools and form and trim designs from start to finish.

    Trifibre Ltd have heavily invested in state of the art CNC routing machinery, which helps us to complete projects with great accuracy and ensures project deadlines are met. These include Biesse Rover CNC, Morbidelli CNC Routed and SCM CNC.

    The benefits of using CNC cutting techniques include:

    • The machinery can be used on virtually all of our tooling materials
    • We can produce samples and prototypes quicker
    • Uses our Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings, ensuring ultimate accuracy
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