THERMOFORMING: Training Program Aims At Thin-Sheet Forming

Said to be first-ever program of its kind.

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Paulson Training Programs, Chester, Conn., recently released what it says is the industry's only comprehensive interactive CD and online Thermoforming training program.

Titled Thin Sheet Thermoforming, this six-lesson training program, available in CD and online formats, is designed specifically for the training needs of the thin sheet thermoforming manufacturer. Paulson previewed an early demo of the course in Orlando, Fla. during March’s NPE2015 show.

This in-depth training course covers all aspects of the thin-sheet thermoforming process. Users will learn the function of each component of the thermoforming line, plastic behavior during the thermoforming process, sheet extrusion fundamentals, optimizing operating controls, safety around the thermoforming machinery, and thermoforming for maximum efficiency and profit. The goal of this new course is to help thermoformers reduce scrap, lower defects, and boost production efficiency, Paulson says.

The six lessons that comprise Paulson's Thin Sheet Thermoforming are:

•           Lesson 1 –The Machinery and Plastic Behavior

•           Lesson 2 –Thermoforming Process–Plastic Materials and Properties

•           Lesson 3 –Pre-Heating and Heating the Plastic

•           Lesson 4 –Transport of Plastic Sheet through the Thermoforming Line

•           Lesson 5 –Mold Design, Machine Controls, Forming and Cooling the Parts

•           Lesson 6 –Part Trimming and Finished Part Properties