Learn about the plastic thermoforming process
What is thermoforming ?
It consists in shaping plastics by heating the material and applying a mold on it.
The 3 steps – thermoforming process
The plastic material (sheet in this demonstration) is being softened by heating then formed on a mould.
The use of a vacuum aspiration system helps the plastic adhesion over the whole surface.
The plastics is cooled down to enable unmoulding while preserving its new shape.
All the thermoforming benefits
Why opting for thermoforming instead of another processing technique ?
Its first benefit relates to the costs : The aluminium-made tools are simple to produce, and the use of recycled plastic material can highly optimize your project costs. Thermoforming is a perfect solution for your small and medium series.
Furthermore, thermoforming mainly offers a large range of technical possibilities and may suit to all your projects.
Your product requires a quick production launch ? Your parts must be delivered as soon as possible ? Good news : the total process takes a few weeks only.
You want a material which could provide both strong technical and aesthetical characteristics ? Thermoforming allows you to double up the benefits from several materials in one part only thanks to the materials available in blend or multilayer.
Your project is about high dimensions ? We thermoform parts up to 2600 x 1800 mm.
You want to customize your part by decorating it ? You can also pre-decorate your material before the thermoforming stage.
For further information about thermoforming, please visit www.thermoformage.com