Thermoforming or injection moulding?

At Plastics By Design, we provide services including the leading pressure forming South West England can trust. Our team has expert knowledge on the process and can work with you to provide premier quality results. We are able to work with numerous materials and specifications to create a wide number of products.

Understand the differences

When you are choosing a plastics manufacturing process, you need to look at your options. A lot of people find themselves looking at which is better out of injection moulding and thermoforming.

These are both plastic manufacturing processes but they differ in a few ways. For example, thermoforming is best for larger part sizes and allows designers to combine multiple small parts into a large one. Injection moulding requires a lot of upfront engineering to develop detailed moulds or tooling. This can make it a more costly and time consuming process. Despite this, the quality of thermoforming often matches injection moulding.


Thermoforming involves heating a plastic sheet to form a shape using a female or male mould. This plastic fabrication process is single-sided.

There are numerous advantages of thermoforming, including:

Lower tooling costs
Shorter lead times
Parts that look great without paint
Can produce large items
Options for bright colour as well as texture
Easy to make adjustments and also extremely adaptable

Where to turn for your needs

Pressure FormingOurs is a family-run establishment and we have more than 25 years of experience behind us. We work closely with our clients to provide professional and friendly customer service. We will also offer advice so that we can provide you with extensive support.

When you work with us, we will oversee the whole process. This is to ensure that we provide you with a cost effective and high quality solution to your needs.

We always enjoy an opportunity to tell people all about the pressure forming South West England thinks highly of. So, get in touch if you would like a quote, have a question, or want to speak to us about your requirements and our work.