Heavy gauge forming has a wide range of uses and available post processes. Starting material thicknesses range from .090″ thick to .500″. Colors and material surface finishes are as wide-ranging as possible thicknesses, with most extruders being able to color match down to a PMS color if required. Regarding material finishes, modern extruders offer durable finishes above and beyond the standard matt or hair cell textures. Notwithstanding higher material minimums custom surface finishes can be a good way to set your finished goods apart from other finished products. Kiva stocks a limited range of materials, thickness, and colors, however, lead times for custom material are generally only a couple of weeks out from order time and generally doesn’t affect the overall lead times of finished production pieces.
Common product applications Kiva has worked on include luggage and baggage handling totes for many international airports, cosmetic & other product countertop displays, frame, and backing for motorcycle saddlebags, collapsible voting booths, and ballot transfer cases for national and regional election registrars, and general material handling totes and trays for production use.
- Die cutting
- Pad Printing
- Silk Screening
- Sheet Fed Forming (Max Size 46″ x 54″)
- In House Tooling
- Secondary routing and trimming
- Hot stamping
- In house design to production tooling
- ESD processes
- Cleaning and bagging
- Conductive Styrene
- Poly Carbonate
- Statrite M809