Thermoforming Acrylic Panels

example for thermoforming spherical sector windows in aluminum molds

example for thermoforming spherical sector windows in aluminum molds

“Many of the spherical sector windows in service today have been thermoformed and their service record is outstanding.” Jerry D. Stachiw Thermoforming is a process of 2 or 3 dimensional forming of acrylic material. It is the recommended alternative to casting 3 dimensional objects in its finished shape in molds from slurry. Casting acrylic is a process that needs years, if not decennia of experience. Only very specialized companies operating worldwide can cast 3 dimensional objects in a reasonable size. Due to the price for tool making the price is usually not acceptable. Thermoforming is a comparably simple process. A typical thermoformed product is the acrylic tunnel for aquaria. Its size is only limited by the flat sheet and the sizes of the oven.

Categories: Technology of Glazing under Pressure
Created: 22 March 2007
Last Modified: 20 July 2014

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