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Precision Custom Thermoforming

Utilizing the most cost effective tooling options, TPNE skillfully transforms a simple piece of plastic into a precisely finished product. Serving the Medical, Food, Retail, Automotive and Pharmaceutical industries, there is no limit to what we can imagine and produce for our customers.

Thin-Gauge Thermoforming

Is primarily the manufacturing of what are referred to as Clamshells, Blisters and Trays for the Medical, Food and Retail markets. These thin-gauge parts are typically formed with a starting material thickness of .005 to .060. Thin-gauge materials are usually delivered to the thermoforming machine from rolls. Thin-gauge parts are most often designed for single use and can almost always be recycled.

Heavy-Gauge Thermoforming

Parts requiring a sheet thickness greater than .060 are typically considered heavy-gauge. Sheets are delivered to the forming machine by hand, or in some cases an auto-feed method is used. Heavy, or thick-gauge, thermoforming applications are primarily used for more long lasting or permanent structural components such as Radomes, Automobile Parts, Medical Housings, Material Handling Systems and Electronic Housings. Unlike most thin-gauge thermoformed parts, heavy-gauge parts often undergo “secondary operations after forming for trimming to final shape or for additional drilling, cutting, or finishing, depending on the product. This work is often done using CNC machines but hand-worked secondaries are not uncommon.


Thermoformed Plastics of New England offers a number of stock clamshells for Retail customers and stock trays for storing and shipping small components.