Auto parts thermoforming machine | What is thermoforming

Auto parts thermoforming machine | What is thermoforming

Thermoforming is the process of forming a heated plastic sheet on the surface of a punch or concave die. Thermoforming is the process of forming a heated plastic sheet on the surface of a punch or concave die.

 

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Auto Parts Thermoforming Machine Cost

Tools for thermoforming are cheaper than injection molding. Molds used for thermoforming are usually made of inexpensive aluminum. Thermoforming uses only single-sided tools, not double-sided injection molds. This actually halves the material required for mold making, which greatly reduces the upfront cost of thermoforming.

Application of thermoformed products

The lower cost, versatility, and adaptability of thermoforming make it ideal for many applications, including:

  • Automotive: instrument panels, seat components, interior panels, bumpers and ducts
  • Aerospace: air ducts, seat components, interior panels, kitchen equipment and curtains
  • Structure: device housing, toolbox, internal and external panels
  • Medical: Diagnostic and imaging equipment enclosures, bed and furniture components, auxiliary equipment, and walls and ceilings
  • Public transport: interior and exterior trims, seat components, dashboards and lamps
  • Office equipment: faxes, printers, computer and copier enclosures, power distribution boards, walls and ceilings, and furniture

Advantages of thermoforming

  • Mold costs are lower compared to injection molding
  • Rapid product development and prototyping
  • Bright color and texture options
  • Extremely adaptable and simple adjustments
Frequently Asked Question

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There are two main types of thermoforming: vacuum molding and pressure forming. Vacuum forming uses heat and pressure to pull the plastic sheet into the final configuration. Once the sheet is heated and placed on the mold, it is manipulated into the desired shape using a vacuum.

Thermoforming is a plastic manufacturing process that involves heating a plastic sheet and using a mold to mold it into a specific shape. The molded plastic is then cooled and trimmed to make the finished product.

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