Plastic Thermo Forming
Thermo Forming process is performed by heating a thermoplastic material till it reaches a pre-set melt flow index at which point the material can be drape formed over a Tool / Mould and clamped into position. With this same process we are also able to "blow" half spheres to diameters from 50mm up to 2000mm Diameter.
Typical range of thermoplastic materials include:
High Impact Acrylic
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
ASA (Acrylic Styrene Acrylonitrile)
TOOLING: All 2D vacuumed plastic components are made from a tool. During the proto-type stages the tool is made from wood or MDF and made in house on our 3D routers or made in our Tooling Dept.
After trials have been run, adjustments made and samples approved the tool is then manufactured from either fibreglass or a Aluminium Epoxy material.
We have several specialised Thermo Forming Ovens that can be used for a variety of applications, utilising different jig & plate sizes.
Thermo Forming is performed by skilled tradespersons who can accurately adjust the individual heaters, the time, to ensure that the thermoformed part is consistent every time. We can Thermo Form components up to 3 X 2.5 (m).