BOAT MOTORCYCLE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
are so many items that can be made out of formed plastic for the
personal transportation industry it would be impossible to even
list them here. Suffice it to say, the possibilities are endless
as to what can be manufactured for this industry.
COVERS AND CASES
machines that are manufactured require covers for safety and for
design. Thermal formed plastic pieces can be designed for many applications
when it comes to the endless machines that are available at retail
and business use.
plastic artwork can range from light boxes to incredible constructions
that only the imagination can come up with. Plastics can be made
to look like just about anything including wood, metal, stone, and
just about any other texture you can think of.
SUPPLIES PAINT PALETTES AND MIXING TRAYS
about everyone is familiar with a paint palette where colors can
be mixed by the artist. Almost all of them are made by the thermal
forming process, including the lids.
props can range from plastic uniforms as used in some of the more
popular space movies along with gun designs, set design components,
mask, armor, landscapes and every imaginable thing you can think
CASES, HOLSTERS, ARCHERY SUPPLIES AND OTHER HUNTING ACCESSORIES
area of manufacturing is still wide open for products that would
enhance or be handy for the outdoor enthusiast.
fishing industry is a huge area that thermal formed plastic is a
large part of. From actual fishing components to tackle packaging,
this is an area that the Replicator PRO II would be extremely useful
to the manufacturer no matter how small or large they are.
used in specialized production like lock companies, small appliance
companies, or any industry that requires a tray to run production,
this is an exceptional use for the Replicator PRO II as the company
can manufacture trays as needed along with any other plastic components
involved in their manufacturing assembly lines.
DISPLAYS AND ACCESSORIES
all store displays and shelf accessories are made using thermal
formed plastics. A small manufacturer could make this area of production
their entire business.
are everywhere. 3D backlit signs or painted signs are so common
that most people see them, but never realize what they are made
from or how they are made.
medical industry is huge and wide open for opportunities in manufacturing.
Braces, supports, trays, medical device components, packaging, molds,
and much more can be done with plastic formed pieces.
are big business. From fish tanks to exotic large animals and everything
in between, there are applications for thermal formed plastic components.
INSERTS TRAYS AND SPECIALIZED PRODUCT SUPPORTS
is an ideal use for thermal formed plastics. Many items shipped
out today require specialized supports in boxes along with display
trays for products that go on the shelf. Ever take a look around
a store these days? There is as much plastic in the packaging as
there is in the products themselves, maybe even more. Small manufacturers
cannot afford to have massive amounts of specialized packaging done,
so the Replicator PRO II would be perfect for the job of manufacturing
most of these types of required components.
MOLD MAKING AND OTHER SPECIALIZED DISPLAYS AND CASES
jewelry industry is another huge area that the thermal formed plastic
business can be used in. From making small special molds for casting
materials to making special displays, trays, and even jewelry box
inserts or case components.
phone holders, holsters, docks, and more can be made using thermal
formed plastics. This is an industry that is still little touched
upon, but could be huge if the right items were to be developed
DESIGN AND HOME DECOR
are many applications for architectural design and home decor. Ceiling
tile making with laminated plastics, molds to cast special plaster
pieces for applications on walls is only the beginning of what formed
plastic components can be applied to in this area of thermal forming.
plastic lab equipment is usually difficult to have made do to the
cost of having it manufactured. This is because there isn't a lot
of lab equipment that isn't mass produced so it is expensive to
have small orders run for specialized uses. The Replicator PRO II
is perfect for running very small and special orders and can still
be used to run large orders for lab supplies as well.
awards industry is a huge business. Most awards businesses now have
lasers and other specialized tooling to do the work of producing
awards for about every kind of sport that you can imagine. Formed
plastic parts can easily be incorporated into this industry, especially
with the fantastic laminated materials that are out there today
that can be formed on our machine.
ACCESSORIES INSULATORS AND ENCLOSURES
boxes, displays, insulators, enclosures, covers, and many other
components can be manufactured using thermal forming.
EPOXY POTTING CASES AND MOLDS
electronic components and assemblies are encapsulated with epoxy
and other resins. Many do this to protect the electronic components
from the surrounding environment or moisture or for other reasons.
lights require a very high voltage transformer that is usually put
inside of a plastic case of some kind. This makes it much more safe
and also protects the components. Custom design of neon light enclosures
is a breeze for the Replicator PRO II to manufacture.
DESIGN AND MOLDS TO MAKE CAST PARTS
of the more exotic furniture designers are using tile and other
components now. The new materials available like Xenostone
can be easily cast in plastic molds and very quickly be used as
parts for furniture. Even concrete can be used as cast components
the optical industry, specialized plastic trays are a necessary
requirement for handling lenses and other sensitive components.
The non magnetic properties of plastic make it perfect for working
with automated machines that may pick up small parts using electromagnets,
vacuum, and robotics.
cosmetic industry is a large user of thermal formed plastics. Soap
and bath salts require plastic molds to be formed and custom molds
for this purpose is a fantastic business for producing branded cosmetic
products. Also, there is a large use in formed plastic trays for
eye shadow colors, facial treatments, and even mirror housings and
other types of cases used in this industry.
AND TOY INDUSTRY
game boards, game components, CD and DVD cases, paint ball armor
and protective gear, just to mention a few applications for thermal
formed plastics is an area where thermal formed plastics can be
used to build in this industry. There are very large trade shows
for the game industry where a business can present new games and
toys that are made from thermal formed plastics.
plastic materials can be formed that work very well for making poly
clay press molds. This can have applications in the jewelry business,
doll business, and other niche areas where poly clay is used.
are formed by simply clamping acrylic plastic sheeting between two
sheets or placed over a piece of sheet metal or clamping frame and
clamped so that it droops down in the opening that is cut in the
sheet metal once the plastic begins to heat . Once the desired depth
is acquired, the heat is turned off and the plastic is allowed to
cool in that shape. The skylights can then be applied to homes,
motor homes, boats, play houses, and any other place where natural
light is desired in an area.
parts made from thermal formed plastics can range from fancy shades
used on outdoor lighting fixtures to molds for creating bases and
other lamp parts cast from plaster, Xenostone, and some resins.
AND CAMPING GEAR
and camping gear is a wide open area for the development of new
products. There is just to much that can be done in this area with
thermal formed plastics to list here.
AND PURSE ACCESSORIES
clothing and style industry is a fantastic area for thermal formed
plastics. With all the types of laminated plastics that can be used
that mimic metals, wood, and other exotic materials, this is a very
lucrative business to get into. Purses and purse accessories vary
so much that whole new lines and designs can be developed in this
area. Also, some plastic materials might be used for protective
accessories on children's clothing in the world of roller skating
and for winter fun.
windshields, fenders, carry cases, seat accessories, and many other
plastic parts can be made using thermal formed plastics. The bicycle
industry is a huge area that plastics can be expanded into.
computer world is changing fast. Computer housings are getting smaller
and in some cases, the computer is part of the monitor. There are
many accessories in the computer and business world where thermal
formed plastics can be made into useful items.
instruments can actually be made using thermal formed plastics.
Especially in the percussion instrument world. Cases can be made
for the smaller instruments along with protective gear and many
CABINET ACCESSORIES AND HOUSINGS
formed plastics is a great application for making speaker housings
for the automotive industry, pool side industry, and many other
applications where keeping the speakers safe from damage would be
good applications. Also, heavier plastics can be formed into sound
reflectors or dampeners, depending on what is desired.
and clock components or molds to cast clocks is a perfect application
for thermal formed plastics. Laminated plastic materials offer a
wide range of finishes and casting stone clocks using cold set ceramic
Xenostone might be a whole new world in the time keeping industry.
motor home and RV industry is all about light weight and durable
products. There are so many items that can be made for this industry
for direct application to the RV to making accessories for the RV
air conditioning industry uses many plastic parts and all units
have some kind of drain tray in them. The metal pans can be easily
replaced with durable ABS plastic trays and some other components
would be best served with plastic parts as well. Electrical covers
and insulators along with fan and vent items can be applied with
plastic parts using thermal formed plastics.
SUPPLIES AND VETERINARIAN SUPPLIES
pet industry is huge around the world. Just a walk through a large
pet store will make even the most uncreative mind come up with new
ideas in this market. There are so many different types of pets
and applications that can be applied to using plastics that you
could create many new items in this area alone to use the Replicator
PRO II in manufacturing your ideas and products. The Replicator
PRO II is already in use for manufacturing a specific line of veterinarian
growing market (no pun intended) for growing plants using hydroponics
is huge. Trays, tray inserts, seed starters, pump housings, drain
components, electrical housings, decorative accessories, and many
other applications can be applied to this market using thermal formed
you can imagine can be made from plastics or cast in plastic molds
for applying to the back yard or garden area. Stepping stones cast
from concrete is a typical use for plastic molds. Weather vanes,
pond accessories, plant accessories, and so on can be easily developed
and manufactured using the Replicator PRO II.
WREATH COMPONENTS AND FLOWER ARRANGEMENT ACCESSORIES
wreaths and flower arrangements use a lot of different components
made from thin plastic that are then painted with gold or silver
or other colors. Simply put some thought into the kind of things
that can be used in this industry and you can quickly see what can
be done in manufacturing for this industry.
organized desk is a sign of an organized mind. Special trays for
desk drawers, desk top accessories, business card holders and much
more can be designed for this area of plastic manufacturing.