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Below we have allocated sub-headings to a wide range of industries using vacuum forming for a multitude of applications. The list is fairly comprehensive and although there are many other potential applications we have attempted to highlight the most popular. You can find photographic examples of a selection of vacuum formed products in the galleries contained in the last sample chapter.

AERONAUTICAL MANUFACTURERS

• interior Trim Panels, Covers and Cowlings
• internal sections for NASA Space Shuttle

AGRICULTURAL SUPPLIERS

• Seed Trays, Flower Tubs, Animal Containers, Clear Growing Domes
• Calf Milking Receptacles, Machines Parts,
• Lawnmower Enclosures and Covers

ARCHITECTURAL MODEL MAKERS

• Production oi Miniature Parts for Architectural Models
• Prototypes.

AUTOMOTIVE AND VEHICULAR INDUSTRY

• Wheel Hub Covers, Ski-Boxes and Storage Racks
• Wind Tunnel Models, Parts for All Terrain Vehicles
• Truck Cab Door Interiors, Wind and Rain Deflectors
• Scooter Shrouds, Mudguards, Bumpers and Protective Panels
• Battery and Electronic Housings, Prototype and Development work
• Utility Shelves, Liners, Seat Backs, Door inner liners and Dash Surrounds
• Windshields, Motorcycle Windshields, Golf Cart Shrouds, Seats and Trays
• Tractor Shrouds
amp; Door Fascia, Camper Hardtops and interior Components

FURNITURE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

• Chair and Seat Backs
• Cutlery tray inserts
• Kitchen Unit Panels and Storage Modules

HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

• Radiotherapy Masks for Treatment of Cancer Patients
• Pressure Masks for Burn Victims
• Prosthesis Parts
• Dental Castings
• Parts tor Wheelchairs and Medical Devices for the Disabled

MACHINERY MANUFACTURERS

• Fabricating machine guards and electrical enclosures.

MODEL CAR AND AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY

• Production of bodies fuselages and other parts for models.

MUSEUMS

• Variety of applications within Science and Natural history Museums

PACKAGING AND RELATED INDUSTRIES

• Point of Purchase
• Trays and Plates
• Cosmetic Cases and Packages
• Electronics and Cassette Holders
• Blister Pack Products, Skin Pack Products
• Food Trays, Cups and Fast Food Containers

PLASTIC SHEET EXT RUSION

• Testing and Sampling of Extruded Sheet
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

• Drainpipe Anti Drip fittings
• Roof Lights, lntemal Door Liners, PVC Door Panels
• Producing Moulds for Concrete Paving Stones and Special Bricks
• Moulded Features for Ceilings, Fireplaces, Porches and other items.

BOAT BUILDING INDUSTRY

• Boat Hulls, Covers and Hatches
• Electrical Enclosures, Dashboards

CHOCOLATE INDUSTRY

• Manufacture of Chocolate Moulds for Specialised Chocolates and
• Easter Eggs etc. and Packaging

COMPUTER INDUSTRY

• Manufacture of Screen Surrounds
• Soft Transparent Keyboard Covers
• Enclosures and Ancillary Equipment

DESIGN INDUSTRY

• roduction of prototypes and Pre - Production Runs
• Prototype Concepts for other Plastic Processes

EDUCATION

• Training Aids for Students Studying Polymers and Plastic Processing

ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

• Manufacturing Enclosures for Specialist Electronic Equipment
• Anti Static Component Trays.

FILM AND MEDIA INDUSTRY

• Manufacture of Costumes and Sets
ndash;
• Animation Models and Mock Ups for Computer Simulation

FURNITURE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

• Chair and Seat Backs
• Cutlery tray inserts
• Kitchen Unit Panels and Storage Modules

SANITARY INDUSTRY

• Bathroom Fittings
• Bathtubs, Jacuzzis and Whirlpools Bath
• Shower Surrounds, Shower Trays and Retrofit Shower Components

SIGN MAKING INDUSTRY

• Vacuum Formed Exterior Signs
• Point of Sale Displays

SOUVENIR INDUSTRY

• Making parts for and moulds to cast craft souvenirs

THEATRE

• Manufacture of Props, Sets and Costumes