Thermoforming is the process of forming plastics into a certain shape. A thermoplastic plastic plate is heated to a so-called softening range and then drawn by means of vacuum (vacuum) through a tool which corresponds to the desired shape.
We are good in shape
The plastic plate is attached to the tool and thereby forms the tool contour. Through a subsequent cooling process, the plastic retains the necessary stability. This technology makes use of the power of the vacuum. This process for the shaping of thermoplastics has previously been referred to as vacuum forming, thermoforming, deep drawing or vacuum drawing. The last step is the punching out of the mold.
- High efficiency even with small and medium series
- Low tool and machine costs
- Use of the most diverse materials offers the greatest possible flexibility
- No complex bending and welding work
- No complex repainting
Thermoforming is of great importance not only in the automotive industry. It also plays an important role in numerous other areas such as the food sector, medical technology and the cosmetics industry.
In the automotive industry, among others, the following products belong to the category “thermoforming”:
- insulation applications