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Materials Used in Vacuum Forming

Materials used in vacuum forming are usually thermoplastics. Almost all thermoplastics can be supplied in sheets and so can be vacuum formed. It’s also suitable for transparent materials such as acrylic, making it ideal in the aeronautical industry creating cabin…

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What is Vacuum Forming?

Vacuum forming is a type of thermoforming, where a plastic sheet is heated until it becomes mouldable, when it is then stretched over a mould and the force of the vacuum pulls the plastic against the mould. Vacuum forming can…

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What is Thermoforming?

Thermoforming is a term used in plastic engineering to cover a variety of processes.  All thermoforming involves heating a plastic sheet to its pliable plastic state.  Different plastics require a different temperature and length of heating to reach their malleable…

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