Category Archives: Manufacturing technology

Thermoforming Materials | Vacuum Forming Materials | Pressure Forming Materials

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Thermoforming Materials: Thermoforming is a manufacturing process where a plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable product. There is a wide range of thermoforming materials that provide just the right properties for your plastic formed product, and each material has physical characteristics that make it suitable

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Pressure Forming | Pressure Thermoforming | Blow Forming

Pressure forming process, Positive molds, Advantages of pressure forming over thermoforming

Pressure Forming process: The pressure Forming is the process used to produce injection mold quality, high definition plastic component parts, housings and containers without the huge expense of tooling. It involves positive pressure to force the heated plastic into the mold cavity. This is called pressure thermoforming or blow forming. Pressure Forming Working Operation: The highly versatile pressure forming process

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Twin Sheet Forming | Twin Sheet Thermoforming | Twin Sheet Vacuum Forming

Twin sheet thermoforming, Double sided panel, Custom plastic parts

Twin sheet thermoforming has advantages over other methods of thermoforming and other plastics manufacturing processes depending on the part and its use. Has a lower tooling cost – about 20-30% less than blow molding Yields parts with high structural integrity and rigidity compared to single walled thermoforming Allows for an enclosed cavity Can include various internal reinforcements, including structural elements

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RT Prototyping | Rapid Tooling

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An Application of Rapid prototyping is Rapid tooling, this an automatic fabrication of machine tools. Tooling is one of the most costly steps in the manufacturing process. Tools are often complex and need to be wear resistant for production. To meet these requirements, molds and dies are traditionally made by CNC machining, EDM or other methods. All traditional methods are

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Fused Deposition Modeling | An Introduction | A Rapid Prototyping Process | Rapid Prototyping Methodology Types

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Rapid Prototyping process starts with the uploading of your STL file for a rapid quote.  This Product Realization will transform your CAD drawings into plastic parts. Parts are built layer by layer in an additive process. Extrusion heads lay down thermoplastics to create each layer. Watch This Video: Stratasys FDM-Fused Deposition Modeling-How It Works Build Envelope (XYZ):  16 x 14

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PepsiCo Develops World’s First 100 Percent Plant-Based, Renewably Sourced PET Bottle

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PepsiCo’s “green” bottle is 100 percent recyclable and far surpasses existing industry technologies. The bottle is made from bio-based raw materials, including switch grass, pine bark and corn husks.  In the future, the company expects to broaden the renewable sources used to create the “green” bottle to include orange peels, potato peels, oat hulls and other agricultural byproducts from its

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Plastics | Types Of Plastics | Classification Of Plastics

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What are Plastics? Plastics are a material that is made up mainly of macromolecules, that can be made fluid by the action of heating and pressurizing, and that can be processed into end products with any useful shape you want to make. Classification of Plastics Plastics can be classified into: 1. Thermoplastics and Thermo sets 2. Amorphous Thermoplastics and Crystalline

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Plastics | Utility Of Plastics | Engineering Plastics

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Plastics are excellent materials with unique and very useful properties. You can produce just about anything you can imagine using plastics. Characteristics of Plastics History Of Plastics: 1. Before Plastics—Age of the Natural Resins Rubber—Tough elastic substance (light cream or dark amber colored) from the milky juice (sap) of rubber tree Ebonite—Hard black rubber; natural rubber + sulfur Gutta-Percha—Dark brown

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Infrared Curing | Convection Curing | Infrared Heating Systems | Infrared Curing & Drying Technology

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The coatings and paint industries strive to provide high technology coatings while reducing volatile organic compounds and energy consumption to produce a finished coating. Conventionally Convection ovens are used to cure the coatings. But this process which uses electric heaters is not an optimal process and is associated with various disadvantages. Improved technologies are available today, which can either replace

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Programming Systems | CNC programming Basics | G-Code | M-Code | Incremental and Absolute Programming System | Interpolation | Linear Interpolation | Circular Interpolation

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Interpolation The method by which contouring machine tools move from one programmed point to the next is called interpolation. This ability to merge individual axis points into a predefined tool path is built into most of today’s MCUs. There are five methods of interpolation: linear circular helical parabolic cubic All contouring controls provide linear interpolation, and most controls are capable

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