Thermoforming
& Vacuum Forming
Services

W.S. Hampshire, Inc. is a class-leading specialist in thermoforming and vacuum forming operations with the ability to form ABS, HDPE, HIPS, PVC, Lexan, PET, and most other polymers. We understand that today’s safety and agricultural products demand the best thermo and vacuum forming available, so using machines from Monarch and Comet we form your choice of materials within a tolerance of .250″. From growing and handling trays for greenhouse and indoor growing facilities to barrels, belt and chain guards to power distribution line insulators, we are experts in forming your products to the highest industry standards (ANSI, ASTM, CE, CSA, Mil-Spec, RoHS, REACH). By utilizing lean manufacturing techniques, W.S. Hampshire is able to deliver customers with efficient production and prompt delivery. Additional services include mold design and fabrication, custom assembly, silk screening and deburring.

We are able to process most orders of new design in 6 to 8 weeks, and 3 to 4 weeks on repeat production. To learn more about W.S. Hampshire’s outstanding thermoforming and vacuum forming services please contact us or see below for details.

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THERMOFORMING & VACUUM FORMING CAPABILITIES

Operations

Thermoforming
Vacuum Forming

Material Thickness

0.062 to 0.375 in

Maximum Sheet Length

72 in

Maximum Sheet Width

54 in

Tolerance (+/-)

+/- 0.250″ in

Molding Process

Deep Draw capable
Pressure Forming

Vacuum Forming

  • Single Sheet
  • Twin Sheet
Equipment Capabilities

Manual

Materials

ABS
Acrylic
H.I.P.S.
Lexan
PET

Polyethylene
Polypropylene
PVC
Styrene

Additional Services

Mold Design
Mold Fixture Making
Assembly
Deburring
Drilling
Riveting

Silk Screening
Edge Polishing
Stress Relieving
Hardware Insertion
Painting

Typical Products

Barrels
Belt/Chain Guards
Power distribution line insulators
Safety equipment

Heavy Equipment Components

  • Guards
  • Covers
  • Panels
Production Volume

Specialty Production Shop
Prototype

Low Volume
Small Run

Lead Times Available

3 – 4 weeks on repeat production parts
6 – 8 weeks on new parts

Quoted on job by job basis
Expedite services available

Industry Focus

Agricultural
Safety Products
Marine

Industry Standards

ANSI
American National Standards Institute
ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials
CE
The CE mark (officially CE marking) is a mandatory conformity mark on many products placed on the single market in the European Economic Area (EEA).
CSA
Canadian Standards Association
Mil-Spec
Military Specifications
RoHS
Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)
REACH Compliant

Efficiency

Lean Manufacturing

File Formats

#4 Preferred – AutoCAD (DWG,DWZ)
# 3 Preferred – DXF
Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
GIF
Graphics Interchange Format
#2 Preferred – IGES
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
JPG or JEPG
Joint Photographic Experts Group
PDF
Portable Document Format
#1 preferred – SolidWorks (SLDPRT, PRT)
TIFF
Tagged Image File Format

Machine Manufacturers

Monarch
Comet