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The ThermoFlex News is a case brief of our latest projects and how the services and solutions we provide are customized to the needs of our clients.

Tackle Your Material Handling Solutions Head On


Thermoflex specializes in custom material handling solutions. Our tried and true process moves efficiently from our design services, to prototyping, to the final manufacturing solution. We work closely with you during every step, making sure we’re effectively developing and producing the best product. If you’re new to our services, let us give you the run down of how we work:

Why We’re Proud to Manufacture OEM Components


ThermoFlex has an extensive catalog of OEM components that we have produced. OEM, or original equipment manufacturer, parts need to be built to the highest standards, and we’ve been the go to supplier for our customers for many years. Why would an original manufacturer choose us instead of producing the parts themselves? Many reasons, we may have specific machinery and the staffing to produce the needed parts. Why do manufacturers come to us specifically? Usually clients come to us because of our experience and track record. When asked our clients point to: 

Find Solutions To Improve the Function of Your Racks and Rack Dunnage


Racks and rack dunnage technology have grown to meet the needs of the global economy. Manufacturers are shipping parts farther than ever before, and are always looking to save money on costs. That’s were we come in. Our business model is made for mutual benefit – when you save money with our products, we have mutual growth and profitability. Some of the factors to consider include:

Know What To Look For In An In-Plant Processing Tray Producer


When you’re looking for a partner to develop and refine robotic handling trays, turn to ThermoFlex. We understand close tolerances, the need for a high level of cost effective repeatability, and how to innovate if your current solution stops working. Here’s what you need to consider when looking for an in-plant processing tray producer:

We’re Prototyping For The Future, Now


At Thermoflex our design department is perpetually searching for the best way to go from initial consultation, to prototyping, to final production quickly and economically. We know the best way to do that is with the latest in 3-D prototyping. We use Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Cast Urethane, even fabricated plastic or wood models. Each method has its strengths, and we’ll work with you to choose which method is best for your application. 

Balancing Needs: Vacuum Molding vs. Injection Molding


Cost – Precision – Strength. At ThermoFlex we work with clients to determine the most cost-effective solution that will meet their needs. We are capable of manufacturing returnable packaging, OEM parts, and material handling trays with thermoforming / vacuum molding, injection molding, or even a combination of processes. Wherever your parts are needed, we will work with you to decide which process gives you the right solution. 

Safe Shipping and Handling with the Right Rack and Rack Dunnage


Whatever you need to move safely, Thermoflex can help you find the correct shipping racks and rack dunnage to protect your products. We can help you find what you need from our in-stock catalog of existing solutions, or work with you to design and manufacture customized items. 

Technologies Used in Rapid Production Prototyping


The most common two processes we use at ThermoFlex to make top-quality, durable prototypes are selective laser sintering, and stereolithography. In selective laser sintering, a powerful laser fuses particles to your chosen material and creates the shape of your prototype. With stereolithography, a container of liquid UV curable resin and laser is used to form your prototype piece by piece. Besides these two methods, there is also cast urethane and fabricated wood or plastic models. In this post, we will focus on selective laser sintering and stereolithography. 

Custom Material Handling Solutions From ThermoFlex’s Design Services


When material handling issues are present it’s not often they can be solved by using thermoformed plastic equipment that has already been designed and manufactured – they oftentimes require a custom material handling solution. When you’re transporting parts that are nonstandard you will likely need a custom storage option or OEM component. In these cases you should find a material handling manufacturer that uses design services to create a custom material handling solution for your situation. 

Automotive Dunnage Racks and the Importance of Protecting Your Parts


When you’re regularly storing and transporting parts in your facility, automotive dunnage racks are essential to maintaining their integrity. Ensuring that parts aren’t compromised in transit, are easily relocated and are protected from potential falls or damage caused by impingement, dunnage racks are your parts’ most effective line of protection in the often challenging manufacturing environment. In this post, we’re going to look at how dunnage can save you both time and money by allowing for easy transportation and by preventing waste caused by damage.