Thermoforming: Drape Forming & Blow Moulding
Thermoforming is the process in which a flat plastic sheet is heated and deformed into the desired shape. The process is widely used in packaging of consumer products and to fabricate large items such as bathtubs, contoured skylights, and internal door liners for refrigerators.
We have the facilities to allow for Drape Forming and Blow moulding to various requirements, with the maximum sheet size being 2440mm x 2030mm (depending on material). We also have the ability to produce in house tooling which allows for a versatile, efficient and cost effective service. Thermoforming has close similarities with vacuum forming, except that greater use is made of air pressure when forming the softened sheet.
The thermoplastic sheet is softened at a heating station, and then moved to a forming station and placed on a mould. The forming of the sheet is by a combination of air pressure and male core plugs.
Please e-mail our fabrication team on email@example.com with your Thermoforming questions.
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