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Using Pressure to Custom Thermoform

Pressure forming is the advanced process of using vacuum technology and pressure on polar sides of the plastic sheet in order to create the desired shape or mold.

This technique generally works in the opposite way of vacuum forming. Instead of removing the air between the plastic and the mold by drawing it out via vacuum, pressure forming pushes the plastic down into the under belly of the mold using high air pressure. In pressure forming, the machine used to hold the plastic molds in place will make sure the material is heated to the correct temperature for proper pliability.

Benefits of Pressure Forming Plastic

The forced used in pressure forming is air pressure. This force pushes the plastic against the heated mold. Pressure forming can use more than triple the amount of air pressure than vacuum forming. This extra air pressure allows the heated plastic to better adhere to the mold in the thermoforming machine, leading to quality edges. During Pressure forming, the heat is able to transfer to the plastic faster, reducing the amount of time it takes to complete the thermoforming process. Pressure Forming uses resources very efficiently and applies less stress to the product and machinery than injection molding.

Recently, there have been some advancements made to pressure forming technology, improving the quality of work in can produce. Since the development of its trimming equipment, pressure forming has had more of an impact over traditional injection molding. Manufacturers are now able to make simple programming adjustments to produce the desired result in their pressure formed products.

Pressure Formed parts are becoming more common and growing in volume annually. This thermoforming process can match the intricate cosmetics of injection molded parts and produce them quicker. Pressure forming is even being used to improve and upgrade parts that have been traditionally vacuum-formed in the past. It is efficient in creating complex shapes and can be used for projects with tighter tolerance. It allows for more detail on the surface of the mold sheet and has better material distribution. Because of this, pressure forming is used in creating medical equipment, scientific instruments, control panels, and vented equipment enclosures.

Our engineers use pressure forming to create top notch products with crisp lines and zero draft angles. With pressure forming, we are able to provide aesthetically pleasing product.

Pressure forming excels at replacing sheet metal, fiberglass, and wood components. It is also the ideal method when creating large parts.

Pressure Forming Custom Plastic with Advanced Plastiform

Advanced Plastiform offers breakthrough technologies and advanced custom plastic manufacturing machines. Quality, consistency, and on-time delivery comes from our dedicated commitment to our clients. It’s how we’ve separated ourselves from the competition and earned our reputation in the thermoforming industry. Find out how we can customize your plastic component to help your product succeed! Contact us today to request your quote.

Pressure forming works in the opposite way of vacuum forming. Whereas vacuum forming removes the air between the plastic and the mold by drawing it out via vacuum, pressure forming works the other way. In pressure forming, the machine used to hold the plastic molds in place will make sure the plastic is heated to the correct temperature for proper pliability. Instead of the plastic being formed over the mold, in pressure forming, the plastic is pushed down into the underside of the mold using high air pressure to form the mold.

Benefits of Pressure Forming Plastic

The benefits of pressure forming plastic pieces are the ability of the thermoforming machines to output products with better components, sharper edges, and higher quality composition. Pressure forming can use more than triple the amount of air pressure than vacuum forming, allowing the heated plastic to better adhere to the mold in the thermoforming machine. This provides the same quality edges of an injection molded product while using resources more efficiently and applying less stress to the product and machinery. Due to the increased air pressure pushing the plastic against the heated mold, the heat is able to transfer to the plastic faster and reduce the amount of time is takes to complete the pressure forming process. One of the more recent changes to pressure forming plastics technology, the use of specific trimming equipment, has provided even more of an edge over traditional injection molding. Manufacturers are now able to make simple programming adjustments to produce the desired result in their pressure formed products.

Due to its ability to provide complex shapes with high precision edges and a more desirable surface, pressure forming is often used for medical equipment. Office equipment, such as phones, is also able to take advantage of the technological advances provided by pressure forming plastics. It is also used for king control panels and detailed components for smaller manufacturing jobs.

Pressure Forming Custom Plastic with Advanced Plastiform

Advanced Plastiform offers breakthrough technologies and advanced custom plastic manufacturing machines. Quality, consistency, and on-time delivery comes from our dedicated commitment to our clients.  It’s how we’ve separated ourselves from the competition and earned our reputation in the thermoforming industry.    Find out how we can customize your plastic component to help your product succeed! Contact us today to request your quote.

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