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Custom Plastic Fabrication

Custom made components and parts are widely used today attributed to such advantages as price, performance, and utility. Because of their popularity, today, it is easier to find several plastic fabricators offering services such as design, manufacturing, as well as assembly of plastic components and parts.  But only a few can match the experience, expertise, and technical capabilities of Ehren-Haus Industries, Inc. We have been providing custom plastic fabrication services to our clients across industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, and so on for over 30 years. Our vast knowledge of plastics and polymers combined with skillful use of various plastic machining techniques enable us to fabricate the custom plastic parts of the highest quality.  Everything right from the design to manufacturing to inspection and testing is performed in-house at our well-equipped South Carolina facility.

Custom Plastic Fabrication Capabilities

At Ehren-Haus, we consider custom plastic fabrication as an art of manufacturing high-quality precision products. We believe the blend of these capabilities combined with our experience and expertise enables us to meet various challenging and complex client requirements with ease.

Custom Plastic Fabrication Methods and Techniques

Our team utilizes the following techniques to produce quality and precise parts that your business demands.

Fabrication

Ehren-Haus specializes in custom, low volume plastic fabrication, and forming services. We perform fabrication of similar and dissimilar materials in the gage range of .014″ to 4.0″.

Vacuum Forming

In this process, a plastic sheet is heated to make it pliable. It is then pressed against the 3D mold. The air between the sheet and mold is vacuumed during the process. Once the material cools it assumes the shape of the mold. This technique is mainly used to form plastic into objects such as protective covers, domes, bezels, chutes, and so on. We perform vacuum forming of similar and dissimilar materials in the gage range of 0.030″ to 1.0″.  This process can be accommodated for parts that are as large as 48″ x 96″ and small as 1″x2″.

Thermoforming

In this process, the plastic sheet is heated to a forming temperature and allowed to take shape of the mold. The extra sheet on sides is trimmed to form the shape of the product.

Adhesion/Bonding

This technique is employed to fasten two surfaces. The bonding is performed using epoxies, glues, solvents, and other agents, which are evaporated or cured by subjecting to high pressure or temperature for desired binding results.

In-house Precision Fixture/Tool Building

Ehren-Haus manufactures and repairs custom dies and tools for its clients. The fixtures and tools are designed to the client’s specifications. When an application demands precision and accuracy, we have the experience and expertise to build fixtures for supporting parts that are machined to precision.    

CNC Routing & Machining

CNC machining involves cutting, taping, scoring, or drilling the plastic sheets in various sizes to create custom shaped components. We trim the previously designed parts or create new components for use in the production assembly using advanced CNC routers. This process is automated and it helps ensure the repeatability of production components. These processes allow us to create extremely complex parts.   

Bending and Forming

Some applications require precise forming and bending, which cannot be otherwise achieved through traditional fabrication. We have employed a variety of forming techniques to produce an aesthetically appealing Coco-Cola drinkable billboard.

Thermoset Resin Compound Casting

This is a technique of plastic casting, wherein a mold filled with liquid synthetic resin is allowed to harden. Thermoset resin compound casting is suited for small scale production of prototypes and dentistry.

Polishing

Polishing is a final finishing process, which is performed to improve product properties and their aesthetic value. We provide different types of polishing services such as buff polishing, flame polishing, diamond and vapor polishing.

In-house Mold Making

We can produce highly complex molded parts for use during plastic machining. Our team works with customers to offer a solution that meets their needs.

Secondary Processes

We also provide secondary services such as drilling, tapping, and trimming. These processes are performed using a variety of CNC machines.

Annealing

These techniques are used to remove internal stresses from the plastic sheet.

Encapsulation

Imbedding or encapsulating an object in materials like plastics.

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Materials We Work with

We work with various material categories such as plastic sheets, rolls, and films. Some plastics that we regularly work with include the following:

  • Acrylic

  • ABS

  • HIPS

  • PETG

  • Polyimide

  • Polycarbonate

  • Polyethylene

  • HDPE

  • UHMW

  • Phenolics

  • Teflon

Benefits of Custom Plastic Fabrication

At Ehren-Haus, we provide custom mold making services and a wide range of custom plastic fabrication services that enable our clients to materialize their product designs. We believe the following advantages offered by our custom plastic fabrication services drive our clients to approach us for custom plastic fabrication in South Carolina.

Materialization

We use a combination of techniques to materialize complex part designs. The utilization of these techniques enables us to create parts with high accuracy. Our vast understanding of plastic materials, their specific properties, and their suitability for processes help us design any complex part with ease.

Automation

Many processes in custom plastic fabrication are automated and usually performed using highly accurate CNC machines. This automation enables us to assure consistent repeatability and quality for all parts.

Some fabrication processes can only be achieved by highly skilled and experienced  technicians.  That’s where the artistry of plastic fabrication comes to light.

Cost Savings

Custom plastic fabrication is a cost-efficient process. This is because there is minimal material wastage. These machines allow us to streamline the production efficiently and pass on the savings to customers.

Value Engineering

A review of a pasts of item’s design for manufacturability and cost avoidance.   Sometimes the smallest of change to the design has not impact on the parts Form Fit and Function but the result is a cost savings!

Experienced Staff

Average of 25+ years of experience in all the plastic family groups.  With an eye on quality and a commitment to making the best part possible, each team member is actively involved in making the processes and technics repeatable and consistent to  meeting and exceed the needs and expectations of each customer. 

Quick Turnaround Times

All plastic fabrication methods that we perform are proven to produce highly accurate parts. This combined with our advanced inspection and testing processes enables us to assure quick turnaround times in the industry.

Why Choose Ehren-Haus for Custom Plastic Fabrication Services ?

There are several plastic fabrication services in South Carolina, but what makes Ehren-Haus popular? Today, we are considered one of the most popular custom plastic fabrication services in South Carolina. We believe the following factors have contributed to our success:

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Our quality systems are ISO 9001 and AS 9100 compliant, which enables to us stay true to our commitment of delivering high-quality products and services.

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We are FDA registered, which enables us to serve our clients in the medical industry efficiently.

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Design, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, and testing are performed in-house by our certified experts. Our dedicated managers collaborate with clients across all these phases.

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Our well-equipped 28,160 sq. ft. facility is located in Fort Mill, SC, which is near to Charlotte and has access to rail, sea, air, and road.

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Our expansive facility enables us to meet the requirements of prototyping to mid-volume production.

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Along with custom fabrication services, we also provide value-added services such as assembly, drop shipping, inventory management, and fulfillment.

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All plastic manufacturing is handled by our well-experienced and certified technicians.

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Above all we listen to our customers and make sure we thoroughly understand the needs and expectations of each project.  Its not about us – it is always about our customers.

Do you have a specific requirement for custom plastic fabrication? We can help you. All you have to do is get in touch with our team today. Also, take a look at our Acrylic Plastic Sheet Fabrication Services.

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