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Twin Sheet Thermoforming

Twin sheet thermoforming, Double sided panel, Custom plastic parts

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

Twin sheet thermoforming has advantages over other methods of thermoforming and other plastics manufacturing processes depending on the part and its use.

Twin sheet thermoforming, Double sided panel, Custom plastic parts

Twin sheet thermoforming, Double sided panel, Custom plastic parts

  • 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 and rigid foam components
  • Can have molded-in attachments and other features

Typical Application:

To Produce Hollow Molding Parts, Structural Products.

Working of Twin Sheet Thermoforming Process:

Thermoforming process, Polymer processing, Plastic parts manufacturing technology

Thermoforming process, Polymer processing, Plastic parts manufacturing technology

Twin sheet forming is a process of vacuum and compression forming two sheets of plastic simultaneously with a separate mold on the top platen and a separate mold on the bottom platen. Once the plastic sheets have been vacuum formed, they remain in their respective molds. While both sheets still remain at their forming temperature, the two molds are brought together under high platen pressures and the two sheets are bonded together wherever the mold-designed knit areas dictate. This will result in one single product with hollow areas and no secondary bonding required.The twin sheet process creates 3-dimensional parts with formed features on both sides.

Twin sheet thermoforming, Thermoforming process, Working operation of thermoforming

Twin sheet thermoforming, Thermoforming process, Working operation of thermoforming

The production of twin sheet pallets up to 4 pallets per cycle are being made giving an individual cycle per part in seconds, not minutes. Production capacity therefore can be as large as required by sizing the equipment as required.

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