In-House Thermoform Tooling

Thermoform tools are CNC-machined out of air-craft-quality aluminum in-house at Dordan Manufacturing.

Thermoform tools are required for the production of thermoformed products like plastic clamshells, blisters, trays, and components.

Dordan has 55-years experience designing and machining thermoform tools that produce high-quality thermoformed product and packaging solutions. Dordan's in-house tooling department designs, develops, and machines production tooling and components for plastics thermoforming. The same team of engineers who design the thermoform package also develop the CNC-machined aluminum tooling on which its formed, allowing for no translation issues between softwares and machining programming. This results in more intelligent quality-control and the production of consistently high-quality thermoformed packaging solutions.

Dordan offers all package design, tooling, and thermoforming in-house, affording scheduling flexibility, short turn-times, and competitive pricing. Dordan is ISO 9001:2015 certified for the design, production and distribution of custom thermoformed products and packaging.


Dordan Thermoform Tooling Features:

  • Design and machining software is completely integrated between thermoform part design and CNC-machined tooling; this allows for more intelligent quality-control and ease of transition from packaging design concept to the production thermoformed part.

  • In-house prototype & production tooling department equipped with 4 state-of-the-art CNC-machines have the ability to run 24/7.

  • Trim headers, die-build up, locators and assist-plugs are CNC-machined in the same way with the same design software, allowing for a total systems approach.

  • All prototype and production molds are machined out of air-craft-quality aluminum.

  • Die-boards for cutting-dies are burned on a CNC laser and the steel rule is applied by a precision automated machine.

  • All tooling components are finished and assembled by hand to produce quality thermoform tooling.

  • All tools are stored in Dordan's tooling warehouse and maintained at all times to working condition.