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What Type of Machines Are Used for Vacuum Forming?

September 1, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Thermoforming is an absolutely amazing and fascinating process. It gives workers the ability to take a flat sheet of plastic and heat and vacuum it to form a new item that would otherwise be difficult to make. This process takes a sheet of plastic and transforms it into a usable final product. So, what machines and materials go into thermoforming? Keep reading to find out. Thermoforming Plastics This process requires that you get a design in place to help you to figure out the next step and help you figure out what materials and machines you essentially need. Your CAD drawing is a huge part of the process of thermoforming. ABS plastic is the most often used in this type... View Article

Everything You Need to Know About Plastic Vacuum Forming

December 7, 2021 12:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Vacuum forming is a specific type of method for creating plastic parts, often chosen for how economical it is. The process is capable of developing plastic parts of many configurations in both large and small quantities. The process of plastic vacuum forming involves heating up plastic materials in a controlled manner until they reach a temperature at which the material becomes sufficiently flexible to be molded into a particular shape with the help of the vacuum. The heated plastic sheet gets forced against the mold due to the pressure differential that results from pulling the vacuum between the sheet and the mold. What types of projects is plastic vacuum forming used for? There are many different types of plastic fabrication... View Article

The Pros and Cons of Vacuum Forming

December 30, 2020 6:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The vacuum forming process is commonly used for quickly and easily creating plastic items over a mold. It’s a popular method for developing 3D objects, especially if the parts will be made in a short run production. Like any other type of plastic fabrication process, vacuum forming in Utah has its own set of pros and cons you should be aware of before you proceed. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know before choosing vacuum forming for your project. Pros Quick: Every individual piece made in the vacuum forming process is relatively fast to produce, which makes it especially beneficial for projects on a tight timeline. Consistent: Through the vacuum forming process you’ll be able to create consistent... View Article

How Are Concrete Molds Made with Vacuum Formed ABS Plastic?

January 15, 2020 11:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’ve ever made a concrete stepping stone or other decorative object, you probably used a mold. Molds make it possible to form concrete into beautiful shapes and designs, but you might not have ever given any thought as to how those molds are made until it comes time to make your own. Whether you’re a hobbyist or commercial enterprise, using custom vacuum formed plastic molds can open up a world of possibilities. If you have plastic vacuum forming ideas in Utah, we can help make them into a reality—call D&D Plastics to get started on your custom molds. The following is a brief overview of the mold-making process. What is plastic vacuum forming? If you’re not familiar with the... View Article

What Are the Stages of Vacuum Forming a Product?

January 30, 2019 12:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When people hear the term “vacuum forming,” they often think of it is a plastic fabrication process that has been around forever. Vacuum forming became popular in the 1930s and the reason it is still relevant today is because it works. Vacuum forming has been combined with newer technologies, such as 3D printing, but overall the process has remained the same. No alternative process can match vacuum forming when it comes to low cost, efficiency and ease of tooling. At D & D Plastics, we love answering our customers’ questions about plastic vacuum forming in Utah. When people hear how it works, they are anxious to try it. That’s why we want to share with you the eight stages of... View Article