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Engineering and Design

Thermoforming Services

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Design Expertise

TriEnda’s experienced Engineering team offers over a hundred years of combined technical expertise in creating custom material handling solutions.

This means we partner with you in everything from ideation, design and creation, to process implementation. Through innovative applications of materials, processes, and technology, we work with you to overcome your most challenging requirements and maximize your product’s performance.

Our Engineering team works closely with marketing researchers, digital designers and sales representatives to quickly create innovative material handling concepts that can be pre-visualized prior to production.  TriEnda’s interdepartmental collaboration allows for cutting-edge customer experiences featuring 3D renderings, animations, presentations, and detailed drawings. Higher quality solutions and faster lead times are a direct result of TriEnda’s unique concept and design process.

Design Tools in Thermoforming Engineering


  • Siemens NX CAD, 3D Modeling, Simulation, FEA and Design
  • Dassault Systemes Solidworks and CATIA V5 3D modeling and design
  • PTC Creo (PRO-E) 3D modeling and design
  • AutoDesk Inventor and AutoCAD 3D/2D modeling and design
  • Accuform T-Sim thermoforming and Blow-Molding simulation / optimization
  • Multi-axis digital scanning and CMM multi-axis layout
  • 3-Axis CNC milling / 5-axis router

Design Outputs

  • Secure cloud-based file-exchange (Rocket TruFusion, OEM Advantage, Mimecast)
  • Color imaging 3D renderings
  • ANSI / ISO standard drawing
  • Multimedia printing
  • 3D Printing

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With over 30 years experience in thermoformed products, TriEnda has the process knowledge to optimize performance of leading-edge materials. You have targeted requirements and costs, and we have the expertise to customize material solutions-including the ability to create multiple layers of materials.

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TriEnda has a record of proven success in helping customers reduce material and tooling costs through material conversion-converting parts from metal, fiberglass, wood, and other materials to thermoformed plastic.

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Combining engineering skills with an extensive in-house tooling facility, TriEnda’s rapid prototyping capabilities are second to none.

The key advantage: you can review fit and function to ensure your material, process and part are just right before making an investment in hard tooling.