H2I Group is proud to partner with Formech, a leading manufacturer of thermoforming machinery. Thermoforming, commonly known as vacuum forming is a tried and true method of processing plastic materials. Formech has a selection of vacuum forming machines, so you can find the right product for your requirements.
Vacuum formed products play a major role in our day to day lives. The process of thermoforming involves heating a plastic sheet until soft and then draping it over a mold. A vacuum is then applied, sucking the sheet into the mold. Finally, the sheet is ejected from the mold.
One of the main benefits of vacuum forming is the speed at which tooling can be produced. With vacuum forming, the cost is substantially cheaper compared to injection molding. With fast speeds and lower costs, vacuum forming remains a highly utilized tool for manufacturing. The continuous growth in popularity of vacuum forming among leading companies and institutions shows the process remains the top choice for a wide range of applications.
Vacuum forming is a valid alternative to 3D printing, taking into consideration tooling time and cost, complexity of the part required, finish, quantity, and delivery time.
3D printing as a complementary process to vacuum forming for most design challenges. 3D printing brings new possibilities for creativity and versatility in tool design with cost effective and easy replication when used in conjunction with vacuum forming. Many of the world’s leading design labs utilize both techniques back to back.
The experts at H2I can help you decide which machinery is right for your space. We work with you every step of the way to not only find the right products, but design the right space, get you certified, and provide maintenance to keep your machinery running properly.
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