Thermoforming of plastics
Columbus defines thermoforming as an application process, in which a thermoform-able, usually thin-walled plastic gets clamped into the frame, instead of the membrane, and then, in a second step, — with the force of vacuum and the use of constant heat treatment, which puts the plastic in a foil-like state — gets pulled over a template. After curing the plastic retains in the shape of the template.
Fields of application:
Examples of materials:
- Extension of the own product range, expansion of the target audience and increase in sales.
- High productivity increase and process acceleration through flexible prototyping without set-up times.
- The possibility of wage work for other companies due to the service extension.
- Cost reduction through more economical use of materials due to adjustable forming frames.
- Safety in production through the use of a high-quality and proven system.