There are several different manufacturing techniques used to manufacture our brochure holders. The three most commonly used manufacturing techniques are injection molding, fabrication, and vacuum forming, but we offer a variety of holders to suite every needs.
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Here are the types of Brochure Holders we have available:
Injection molding is the industrial science of transforming plastic resins into useful objects. This process was first designed in the 1930’s based on metal die-casting designs. The many advantages of injection molding over alternative manufacturing methods include minimal losses from scrap and minimal refinishing requirements. Any scrap pieces or unusable brochure holders can be reground and reused in the injection molding process.
The process starts with a mold, which is clamped under pressure to accommodate the injection and cooling process. Then pelletized resins are fed into the injection barrel, where they are heated to the melting point and then injected into the mold through either a screw or ramming device. The molten plastic the travels throughout the cavity of the brochure holder mold. The plastics are then allowed to cool in the mold, which is then opened by separating the two halves of the mold, allowing the brochure holder to be ejected from the mold. This entire process of making injection molded brochure holders varies in time, based on the size of the brochure holder we are making. Typically, two small tri-fold brochure holders are made in approximately 55 seconds.
Injections molds themselves are surprisingly expensive, costing upwards of $100,000.00 per brochure holder mold. Each injection molded brochure holder is 100% identical and has maximum clarity to display your brochures effectively. The strength of injection molded brochure holders comes from the structural integrity of one molded piece and the strength of polystyrene.
This is the number one preferred choice of brochure holders due to its low cost, strength and availability.
Fabricated brochure holders are manufactured by hand of a variety of materials, such as acrylic, wire, wood, and metal. Most fabricated brochure holders are made for specific custom sized brochures.
In the fabrication process of acrylic brochure holders, the pieces are cut to size from acrylic sheets, bent into shape using heat and other techniques, and glued together to produce the brochure holder. The edges of the fabricated brochure holder are flamed to give the cut acrylic a smooth, finished edge. Fabricated brochure holders are not cost-effective; they are very time consuming to manufacture.
Wire and wood brochure holders are also hand fabricated out of their specific materials and related manufacturing process.
Vacuum forming, also known as thermoforming, is a technique seldom used to produce brochure holders. The process begins by manufacturing the brochure holder mold that is referred to as the “buck”.
A sheet of plastic, of uniform thickness, is attached to a sturdy frame. The frame is then put inside a vacuum chamber where it is slowly heated and slowly lowered over the brochure holder buck, until the frame touches the bottom of the vacuum chamber and the soft plastic is draped over the brochure holder buck.
Then the air is pumped out of the chamber; adhering the warm plastic to the brochure holder buck in a precise mold. After the molding process of the brochure holder has completed cooling, the plastic is removed vertically from the brochure holder buck.
Vacuum forming does not create a form that encircles the entire mold but only on one side; thus limiting the design of brochure holders