Cheap tooling costs
Vacuum forming is a beautiful way of creating plastic components especially for the Australian market. Using timber patterns or epoxy resin tools, tooling can be created very quickly and cheaply as tools often don’t require CNC programming or complex aluminum tools. For small volume runs which is typical in Australia or jobs where you are unsure about your product commitments vacuum forming is a great way to get your product out there with low initial capital.
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