Vacuum forming offers processing advantages over competitive processes such as fabrication, blow molding, injection blow molding, rotational molding, and injection molding. Because tooling costs are lower, relatively large parts can be economically fabricated. Vacuum forming is also ideal for prototyping and product development due to the lower tooling costs and faster turn around. In many instances, a vacuum formed part is of higher quality and will last longer than an identical part made by a different process. This is especially true when comparing an injected molded part to the same part, vacuum formed. Vacuum forming is also ideal for any part not expected to exceed a volume of 50,000 or more.