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Large Electronics & Sensor Enclosures

Productive Plastics is a leading custom plastic thermoforming component and large enclosure supplier for the electronic, sensor, and robotic enclosure industry. Plastic Thermoforming process (vacuum forming and pressure forming) offers some unique advantages for the large electronic and sensor industry, especially as an alternative to traditional metal or injection molded enclosures. Custom material colors, surface texturing, molded in branding, modern and sleek design geometry, RTL, EMI, & RFI Shielding, and and extremely rugged thermoplastic material present design and performance capabilities that are either unattainable or cost prohibitive with other manufacturing processes.

Large Sensor, Robotic, and Electronic Common Thermoforming Applications

Plastic thermoformed enclosures and coverings are ideal for a wide variety of industry applications and Productive Plastics currently manufactures a number of large thermoplastic enclosures and covers for electronic equipment, sensors, or robotics produced for leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Radome covers
  • Communication unit enclosures
  • Traffic monitoring device covers
  • Data center and server containment enclosures
  • Robotic arm, body, and component covers and enclosures
  • Remote camera and lighting enclosures
  • Toll transponder scanner covers
  • Battery housing covers and trays
  • Antenna enclosures and covers
Antenna tower with electronic appliances and radomes

Plastic Thermoforming Advantages for Electronic Device, Robotic, & Sensor Covers

Plastic thermoforming provides a rugged, economical and attractive solution for electronic housings and covers. Thermoforming delivers parts rivaling injection molding and sheet metal at a fraction of the total project cost. In addition, industry formulated thermoplastic materials can provide RTL, EMI, & RFI Shielding. Combine these features with the incredible design flexibility of thermoplastic and the list of advantages is numerous.
  • Durable and Impact Resistant
    Thermoplastic materials are available with high strength-to-stiffness and strength-to-weight ratios that compete or exceed the durability performance of many metals and alloys.
  • Aesthetic Designs
    Modern, curved, and geometrically complex design capabilities and flexibility at low cost
  • UV and Extreme Temperature Protection
    Thermoplastic material options available with high UV resistance and can withstand harsh environments and temperatures
  • Variety of Surface Finishes
    Material and in mold options for custom color, textures, patterns, branding, or high gloss finishes
  • RTL, EMI, & RFI Shielding
    Thermoplastic material options with RTL, EMI, & RFI shielding properties, additives, or applied films are available
  • Large Parts at Low Cost
    Large part capable up to 96″ x 120″ with low upfront tooling investment
  • High Detail and Features at Low Cost
    In mold details and features such as speaker vents, louvers, and display and payment component apertures at a lower cost than injection molding
  • Multiple Part Enclosures
    Ideal and cost effective for large and near seamless multi part enclosures and assemblies
  • Lightweight material
    Thermoplastic is up to 40% lighter than fiberglass, 6 times lighter than stainless steel, and 1/2 the weight of aluminum
  • Moderate Volumes
    Ideal process and competitive cost for EAU of 250-3000 parts

Large Electronic & Sensor Covers Manufacturing with Productive Plastics

Productive Plastics has been manufacturing custom thermoformed components and project solutions since 1955. Over 65 years of expertise in pressure and vacuum forming, thermoforming design, tooling engineering, and surface finishing. Our team is constantly evolving and streamlining our processes and manufacturing systems to maximize the advantages of plastic thermoforming and minimize the cost and production time for your application.
Server farm and container

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