PT ZONE: Thermoforming

THERMOFORMING: New Cooling Technology Offers Faster Cycles
System may also permit lower mold temperatures for even faster cycles while reducing the machine’s energy consumption. More (+)


Mergers in Extrusion, Thermoforming

Brown Machine, Lyle Industries team up. Also NDC and Beta LaserMike.

What Processors Are Doing To Bridge the Skills Gap

Seasoned technicians are leaving, and replacing them with youngsters is a challenge. But some processors have taken dramatic initiatives to change how young people think about manufacturing and are bringing the next generation into the fold.

Tablet Computer Shell Demonstrates Thermoplastic Composite Process

Advanced materials and high-speed molding machines comprise a new turnkey system for thermoplastic composites.

THERMOFORMING: Fast, Flexible Pressure Former

Faster cycles and the ability to form bigger surfaces add up to higher productivity.

THERMOFORMING: Fast, Flexible Pressure Former

Electric-servo machine boasts higher speeds and larger forming area.

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In this process, plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature then shaped into a part by a male and female mold with the help of a vacuum. Thermoforming can be categorized into thin- and thick-gauge. The former is for packaging applications such cups, trays, lids and clamshells. Thick-gauge thermoformed parts include refrigerator door liners and truck-bed liners.

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