The Thermoforming Center is a mobile and compact training unit that emulates the kinds of plastic thermoforming performed in industrial environments.
Thermoforming Center is a compact training unit that enables a variety of plastic thermoforming processes, such as vacuum forming; free dome blowing; plastic welding; plastic dip coating; injection molding and extrusion.
Students grasp how low tooling costs, short tooling lead times and great versatility make plastic thermoforming suitable for a variety of applications, such as handling trays and bins, cases and storage units, packaging and electronics housings and display panels.
The Plastic Technology training system gives a unique opportunity to observe and study the
resulting effects when materials and processes are combined to create plastic parts.
Operational & Safety Features
The thermoforming unit is capable of six different plastic forming processes:
- Vacuum forming
- Free dome blowing
- Plastic welding
- Plastic dip coating
- Injection molding
Four additional processes can be performed using the oven and press: press forming, plastic memory demonstrations,general sheet heating, annealing plastics or metals up to (typically) 660ºF (350ºC).
208-220V / 60Hz
220-240V / 50Hz
In Plastics Technology students gain practical experience in six different plastic forming processes:
Twin Sheet Forming
Cast Acrylic and PVC
Nylon and Dip Coating
Activity 1: Introduction to Plastics
Activity 2: Polymers
Activity 3: Thermoforming and Safety
Activity 4: Thermoforming Hardware
Activity 5: Extrusion and Polystyrene
Activity 6: Injection Molding and Polyethylene
Activity 7: Polypropylene and Plastic Welding
Activity 8: Methods of Plastic Welding
Activity 9: Vacuum Forming and Twin Sheet Forming
Activity 10: Vacuum Forming
Activity 11: Cast Acrylic and PVC
Activity 12: Dome Blowing
Activity 13: Nylon and Dip Coating
Activity 14: Dip Coating
Activity 15: The Plastics Industry
Activity 16: Plastic Recycling and Resource Conservation