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Precision Vacuum Forming of a Map Storage Compartment for the Trucking Industry

Precision Vacuum Forming of a Map Storage Compartment for the Trucking Industry Precision vacuum forming was used to fabricate this map storage compartment for a customer in the industrial truck industry. Working from a supplied 2D CAD drawing, we precision tooled the die required to form the 13.6" x 10 x 71" x 3.25" compartment from ABS plastic. We single-stage vacuum formed the piece to a thickness of 0.187" and with a haircell finish, then drilled it on our 5-axis CNC machining center to complete the manufacturing operation. Tape measure and caliper inspections verified that the compartment was accurate to within ± 0.020" of the specification. Our vacuum forming services provided an economical solution for producing the 500 units, and we finished the job within a 3 week timeframe.

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Highlights of this Map Compartment Fabrication Project

Product Description   This ABS Map Storage Compartment is used to hold maps.
Precision Vacuum Forming Capabilities Applied/Processes  
Tooling Design & Manufacturing
Vacuum Forming
  • Form W/ Haircell Finish
5 Axis CNC Machining
  • Machine & Drill
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part   Single stage vacuum former
Overall Part Dimensions   Length: 13.60"
Width: 10.71"
Height: 3.25"
Tightest Tolerances   ± 0.020"
Material Used   ABS Plastic
  • Thickness: 0.187"
Material Finish   Level Hair Cell
In process testing/inspection performed   Inspection per customer supplied drawing. Tape measure and caliper 1:50
Industry for Use   Industrial Trucks
Volume   500 per year
Delivery/Turnaround Time   2-3 weeks
Delivery Location   Wisconsin
Standards Met   Customer Supplied 2D CAD Drawing
Product Name   Map Storage Compartment

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