Plastic Product Prototyping and Patterns

Once you have approved your design for your plastic product prototype, using either CAD/CAM or traditional pattern making, a wooden or model board pattern is created to produce vacuum formed samples.

Plastic Prototyping


This ensures you are satisfied with the design aesthetics, fit and function of your part before proceeding to production tooling. This is also an important stage at which  to carry out any testing on the material durability and specification chosen for your product.











With our specialist knowledge of materials, these are some of the options available
  • A wide range of embosses & texturesPlastic Prototype
  • Colours
  • Thicknesses
  • UV stable
  • Fire retardant grades
  • Antibacterial additives
  • Chemical resistance 


Materials include:

Plastic Product Prototyping
  • ABS (flame retardant, antibacterial and textures)
  • Acrylic capped ABS (for excellent UV and high gloss)
  • Polyethylene and polypropylene (chemical, resistance)
  • Polycarbonate (for high impact)
  • HIPS (for sanitary applications)
  • Speciality materials meeting fire, smoke and toxicity regulations.


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