Truck Bedliner manufactured by the Vacuum Forming Process
McClarin Plastics specializes in vacuum forming of plastic components such as truck bedliners. In the vacuum forming process, cut sheets are heated in ovens which use ceramic or gas heaters with zone controls to maintain an accurate measurement and control the sheet temperature. The sheet is then placed over a mold and a vacuum is applied, pulling the sheet into the shape of the mold, creating vacuum formed molds. This process is popular for large parts such as the truck bedliner seen in this picture. Vacuum forming usually offers the lowest tooling costs and quickest delivery of tooling, compared with traditional processes.