Thermoforming Process (step-by-step)

Vacuum Forming Plastic Process (step-by-step) A material blank which has a length and width greater than the finished part is loaded into a clamp frame to be carried through the process. The blank in the clamp frame moves into an oven where it is heated to the forming temperature. At the forming temperature, the material is softened and pliable, but remains in a sheet con...
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What is Vacuum Forming?

Vacuum forming is a technique that is used to shape a variety of plastics. In school it is used to form/shape thin plastic, usually plastics such as; polythene and perspex. Vacuum forming is used when an unusual shape like a ‘dish’ or a box-like shape is needed. Below you can see the stages involved in vacuum forming. To the right is an example of a vacuum formed toy. The si...
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