Thermoforming

Marketplace Pulse: Thermoforming RFQs

Thermoforming Manufacturers on the Marketplace are closing business each day. Get in on the action now!
Create Your Account

The recently-sourced RFQs below are from the Thermoforming Marketplace.

Looking for a manufacturer to work on your customer parts? Find a Manufacturer to submit your RFQ today!

If you have questions or need support, please contact us directly at support@mfg.com.

What is Thermoforming?

Thermoforming is a process of heating a thermoplastic sheet to its softening point and using a vacuum, pressure, or mechanical force to form the material onto a mold surface. The forming force is maintained on the part until the material cools and solidifies. The excess material is then trimmed away and the formed part is released from the mold.

In vacuum forming, a vacuum is formed between the mold cavity and the thermoplastic sheet. The vacuum pressure forces the sheet to conform to the mold and form the part shape.

In pressure forming, in addition to utilizing a vacuum underneath the sheet, air pressure is applied on the back of the sheet to help force it onto the mold. The additional force allows the forming of thicker sheets and creating finer details, textures, sharp corners, and undercuts.

In mechanical forming, the thermoplastic sheet is mechanically forced into or around the mold by direct contact from a core “plug”. The core plug is a supplemental mold component which pushes the sheet onto the mold cavity and forms it into the desired shape.

Please bookmark and refresh this page often.

This RFQ was sourced on MFG from California, United States for the MANUFACTURING,TEXTILE,PACKAGING industry.
Marketplace
Thermoforming
Technique
Thermoforming
Material
MATERIAL_PLASTICS_&_RUBBER_THERMOPLASTIC
Large Part
Yes
Quantity
5,000