What can you accomplish with the vacuum forming process of a plastic sheet?
Vacuum forming or vacuum Thermoforming is a process that subjects a sheet of plastic to heat from one or both sides to bring it to a state that will allow it to be formed into a three-dimensional shape.
While this process is rather simple, it has evolved over the last 60 or so years to become rather sophisticated in its simplicity.
|Here you can see a mold with the finished vacuum formed part.|
With the use of wood, plastic or aluminum molds (tools as we refer to them) the plastic sheet that is rigid and flat can become a shape rather quickly. The tooling is also fairly simple by design which helps to control set up costs for the launch of a new part or product line.
Parts can be formed as small as your finger nail or larger than a boat, items are being made daily that serve markets in every area from medical to transportation to consumer goods.
|Here you can see a part we formed in the process of being vacuum formed|
Take a look at vacuum thermoforming and work with ShapeMaster on your next product launch.
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