Thermoforming

Bent and moulded plastic products

With thermoforming, the thermoplastic material is heated to its forming temperature, and the desired shape is then produced with a mould. Thermoforming is typically used to produce small batches, from single pieces to runs of a few hundred items.

Thermoforming encompasses a number of methods, for production of diverse items. With thermoforming, the desired shape can be achieved by heating a plastic sheet until it becomes pliable and then bending it or shaping it in a mould.

For the best results, the production method should be selected during the product’s design stage. Masterplast’s staff are happy to help you determine the most appropriate thermoforming method for your product.

Factors influencing the choice of the thermoforming method

  • the requirements set for the end product
  • the end product’s dimensions
  • the shape of the product
  • batch size

We use the following thermoforming equipment

  • benders with foil profiles
  • benders with wires
  • a water thermoforming machine
  • ovens, of various sizes
  • blasting equipment