The thermoforming forming process, including clamping, heating, sheet level control, pre-stretch, thermoforming, plug assist, cooling and release.
Thermoforming mould tool and design, inc: Male and Female moulds, Base boards and mounting, Mould making materials, Draught angles and tapers, Venting, Shrinkage and mould release, Ejection techniques, Under-cuts, Splits, multi-Impression and plug assist design, Mould Cooling Techniques.
Product Design, including: Components and applications, wall sections and profiles, webbing and thinning, chill marking, definition, reinforcing, finishing and trimming.
Trouble shooting, including: Blistering, scorching, sticking, poor definition, webbing, warping, chill marking, thinning, tearing, sagging, contamination and static.
Thermoforming materials, including: Material Characteristics, ABS, PMMA, PETG, HIPS, PC, PP, PE and PVC are covered.
Multi-layer materials and feed stocks, inline processes.
Discussion/ Q&A Session
The centre is also equipped with a Formech 300XQ thermoforming machine, which will be used for the practical element of the course
Who Should Attend?
The course introduces the subject of thermoforming technology. The course will be useful to existing or new vacuum forming machine setter operators, plastic product designers, vacuum form tool manufacturers, designer makers, product engineers (eg, medical production / product development) and those undertaking new plastic product development and prototype.manufacture.