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From Concept to Completion, Your Single Source for Rugged Custom Cases
From concept to completion, your single source for rugged custom cases
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Formed Plastic Components

Contract Manufacturing Services for
Industrial OEM Applications

  • Thermoforming
  • Rotational Molding
  • Cold Forming
  • Custom Fabrication

WE MAKE CUSTOM PLASTIC PRODUCTS FOR OEMS

From concept to completion, your single source for custom parts.

At Gemstar Manufacturing, we’ve been making world-class, custom-formed OEM components for nearly 50 years. From complex medical components to heavy-duty industrial implements, we’ve done it all.

With our in-house, multiple manufacturing processes, design engineering capabilities, and complete secondary and finishing services, your project is in good hands.

THERMOFORMING

More solutions for forming sheet-based plastics.

Gemstar offers three thermoforming processes to best meet your manufactured part requirements, including vacuum forming, snap-back billow forming, and pressure forming. These processes offer distinct differences, and Gemstar is one of a few fabricators to have complete thermoforming capabilities under one roof.

Choose VACUUM FORMING for:
  • Low tooling cost
  • Low-profile parts
  • Negative draft on polyethylene parts
Choose snap-back billow forming for:
  • Uniform wall thicknesses on deep draw parts
  • Reduced stress and improved impact resistance
  • Low tooling cost
Choose pressure forming for:
  • Negative draft detail
  • Precise definition
  • Low tooling cost
  • Detail similar to injection molding

ROTATIONAL MOLDING

Rugged parts formed in a single piece.

For rugged, one-piece products, rotational molding is a superior choice, and Gemstar’s rotationally molded products are available in unlimited color options, with an inventory of NSF/FDA approved materials in stock. Full-scale secondary fabrication, 5-axis routing, and assembly services can be added to most rotational molding projects.

Choose ROTATIONAL MOLDING for:
  • Detailed geometry
  • Low tooling cost
  • Robust, stress-free parts
  • Excellent impact strength
  • Permanent embossed or debossed graphics and logos
  • Permanent molded-in graphics
  • Variable wall thickness
  • Molded-in metal inserts

COLD FORMING

Custom parts from clear plastic.

If you need clear plastic parts, Gemstar offers cold forming techniques with the unique properties and rigid, high-impact-strength of polycarbonate sheets. Gemstar’s routing and fabrication capabilities are used to create complex parts for multiple custom applications.

Choose COLD FORMING for:
  • Industrial equipment and housings
  • Medical equipment components
  • Instrument pieces
  • Electrical insulators and connectors
  • Aircraft and missile parts
  • Portholes in pressure chambers
  • Jet pump impellers and diffusers

CUSTOM FABRICATION

Raw pieces transformed into finished parts.

Gemstar is a one-stop manufacturer for custom fabricated, plastic components, including all the steps you need to provide the complete, finished product, accurately and repeatedly.

Choose Gemstar Fabrication for:
  • 3-axis and 5-axis CNC routing
  • Chemical and mechanical fastening
  • Punching
  • Manual routing
  • Plastic welding
  • Spot facing
  • Sanding
  • Finishing
  • Installation of secondary parts
  • Complex assembly
  • Stringent quality control

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