Thermoforming (vacuum forming) in any shape and quantity
The term vacuum forming is used to describe a process for forming (or deforming) thermoplastics. Hot forming and deep drawing were previously more commonly used to describe the process. Today, in the industry, we usually speak of thermoforming.
When thermoforming plastics, also known as deep drawing or vacuum forming, thermoplastics are first heated and then drawn into a mould using a vacuum. In the case of positively drawn parts, the side facing away from the tool forms the visible side and the inner side is dimensionally defined. For negatively drawn parts, the tool side forms the visible side and the outer side is dimensionally defined. At HiTherma, the thermoforming of the various thermoplastics themselves is carried out with six high-performance thermoforming machines with a maximum production size of 1900 x 900 x 600 mm. This makes it possible to produce an enormous range of sizes and shapes in all quantities, all the way through to mass production.
After cooling, the material retains its given shape, is demoulded and can be further processed, for example with one of our high-precision CNC milling machines. Blanks and other waste are processed into regrind and can be reused for new semi-finished products. Would you like to learn more about our production expertise in thermoforming and vacuum forming? Just give us a call or send us an email.
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