Thermoforming Process Compared to other Processes

In its simplest form, a small tabletop or lab size machine can be used to heat small cut sections of plastic sheet and stretch it over a mold using vacuum. This method is often used for sample and prototype parts. In complex and high-volume applications, very large production machines are utilized to heat and form the plastic sheet and trim the formed parts from the sheet in a ...
Read More

CNC Trimming of Thermoformed Parts

Five-axis CNC trimming produces parts with repeatable, close tolerances. There are several 'keys' to achieving consistent and accurately trimmed parts, but first a description of the equipment and trimming process. CNC trimming equipment has been described as a 'Computer controlled router'. This simplistic description does not do justice to the extensive capabilities of this...
Read More