ThermoformingProcess of heating a thermoplastic sheet and applying a force to form it into or over a mold
Process of heating a thermoplastic sheet and applying a force to form it into or over a mold
Thermoforming is ideal for a wide variety of usage requirements. Properties such as color, rigidity, UV resistance, low temperature impact and heat distortion temperature can be optimized in a cost effective way to add value to the part.
Benefits of the Thermoforming Process
The most advantageous aspects of thermoforming are its low tooling and engineering costs as well as its fast turnaround time.
- Highly adaptive
- Visually pleasing appearance
- Wider design scope
- Limitless flexibility
Almost any thermoplastic can be thermoformed. As with any manufacturing process, there are wide variances in the cost of different materials due to the polymer cost, temperature of processing, crystallinity of the resin, or, in general, the degree of difficulty of extruding the sheet.