« Sheet bending » is a well-known term in the metal industry. Using this method to produce plastic enclosures is however an innovative and rather unknown alternative.
Usually one links the term « Sheet bending » with sheet metal production, sheet metal processing or with workshops where car bodies are repaired. During processing, sheet metal is cut, bent, or curved. The parts are then assembled by welding.
« Tongue and groove is a method of fitting similar objects together, edge to edge, used mainly with wood, in flooring, parquetry, panelling, and similar constructions. Tongue and groove joints allow two flat pieces to be joined strongly together to make a single flat surface. Before plywood became common, tongue and groove boards were also used for sheathing buildings and to construct concrete formwork. »
The process « Sheet plastic bending » is the most efficient for small and medium-sized series with customised needs. At LTP, we design and manufacture your enclosure, your cover, or your plastic part without a specific mould, nor any investment costs to design a ready-to-use prototype. The latter will be entirely personalised with the possibility of evolution between each series.
This process allows you to design a custom case, even for a small quantity, to test a market or stabilise a product at the beginning of the life cycle.
The “SHEET PLASTIC BENDING PROCESS” technology was invented in 1985 by the founder of LTP. It is now a proven technology; we have been manufacturing annually over 200,000 enclosures, covers and parts for more than 35 years.
“Sheet Plastic Bending Process” allows us to produce customised and personalised enclosures without any specific tooling.
DESIGN and MANUFACTURE: To do this, we create programmes using CAD and CAM software in a unique, customised technical project number (DT). This technical project number also contains all the necessary instructions and information to produce your project. So, for you, the “NO BESPOKE MOULD” aspect means:
Our business is “CUSTOMISED”. When choosing the suitable production technology, it is important to have clarity regarding the level of need for a “CUSTOM solution” and afterwards designing really all aspects to measure.
As we are an expert in tailor-made solutions, we adapt ourselves in all aspects:
The LTP team designs and manufactures for you. All operations are carried out at our site in Octeville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France.
We are here to listen to you … to advise you … to help you choose the right specifications … and we stay by your side from the beginning to the end of your project.
If you have any questions about prototyping, corrections to be made, or if you would like a quote, please contact us.
Since 1985 our teams have designed and manufactured over 12,000 custom projects.