It`s a manual thermoforming machine for the production of negative moulds and for moulding objects. The machine heats thermoplastic films and stretches them over the mould by applying a vacuum. It disposes about programmable heating elements you can control via touchscreen and it`s possible to safe programs. The negative moulds should be heat resistant and solid as the hot thermoplastic films stretches over them. It has a moulding area of 430 x 280 mm and a height of 160 mm. After the formed part has cooled, air is forced between the mould and the sheet to help it release.
Vacuum forming is widely used for industries and applications such as chocolate or sweets molds, frames and covers of any kind, packaging for electronic devices and production of small plastic components.
Please be aware that the heating elements get really hot, so don`t put your hands in that area. Always ask the fablab team before using the machine and we will give you all necessary information about working safety.
PPlastic sheets up to ~6 mm: PMMA, PC, PE, HIPS, PETG & many more