Tru-Form Plastics has released two new videos that feature their plastic thermoforming products and services
(PRWEB) September 27, 2012
Tru-Form Plastics has released two new videos that feature their plastic thermoforming products and services. The first video, entitled "Tru-Form Plastics: Thermoforming 101," features their thermoforming facilities, and the second, entitled "Tru-Form Plastics: Thermoforming," is an animated video featuring a female cartoon presenting the companies thermoforming services.
The following is from the website of Tru-Form Plastics, under their Thermoforming page:
"Vacuum Forming Plastic Process (step-by-step)
A material blank which has a length and width greater than the finished part is loaded into a clamp frame to be carried through the process.
The blank in the clamp frame moves into an oven where it is heated to the forming temperature. At the forming temperature, the material is softened and pliable, but remains in a sheet configuration and is not melted.
The material is then moved from the oven to the forming station. The softened blank is then sealed on the deck of the tool. In some instances, low pressure air will prestretch the material to enhance wall thickness uniformity on the finished part.
A vacuum is drawn between the blank and tool to form the softened material against the tool surface. In pressure forming, while the vacuum is drawn to avoid air entrapment, positive air pressure is applied on the non tool side of the material to force the material against the tool surface.
An option for the process when using female tools is to use a ‘pusher’ or ‘plug assist’ on the non tool side of the blank to control and improve material distribution in the finished part.
The (now) formed part, while still in the clamp frame, is removed from the forming tool.
The clamp frame releases (opens) for part removal.
The formed part is now ready for the next step – trimming."
About Tru-Form Plastics
TRU-FORM PLASTICS, INC.
Since 1956 TRU-FORM PLASTICS, INC.(TFP) has been a leader in forming extruded plastics and resins for various industries. TFP is dedicated to providing a multitude of services for your plastic and metal requirements. Because of our high ratings for on-time deliveries, as well as being nominated for the highest quality standards by many of our customers, we can offer you, with confidence, the following:
Mold & Fixture Tool Build
Painting & Printing
Assembly & Fabrication
Point of Purchase
TFP’s Mission Statement
TFP is fully committed to supporting our customers by continually improving our standards of quality and services of exceptional value which will help you gain advantages in your market. We will also promote an atmosphere of cooperation with an open exchange of ideas and information in developing and maintaining the customer/TFP partnership.
TFP is a values-driven company and our 5 core values include:
Devoted Customer Service
Highest Quality Standards
On-time Delivery of Products
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Our goal is to provide the highest level of service, manufacturing, quality and delivery. We offer a vast selection of processes and secondary operations to become your “One-Stop Shop”.