Thermoforming

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.
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Fields of application:
Prototype construction
Merchandising products
Vehicle construction
Lamp production
Container construction
Packaging production
Casings Cladding production
Examples of materials:
ABS
PMMA
PET-G
PS
PVC-U
EPVC
PP
PPE
TPO
Brands:
Plexiglas
Acrylglas
Lucite
Viva
Makrolon
Your benefits:
  • 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.
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