Vacuum thermoforming (vacuum forming, VF) involves the heating up of a thermoplastic sheet and using vacuum to force the sheet into the shape of a mould.
- Types: ABS, Acrylic, PVC/Acrylic, PST, PETG, Poly Carbonate and HDPE.
We also have a range of materials which meet UL94, FAR 25.853 and DIN 5510-2 flammability regulations.
Aero Services (AS) currently has the ability to form components which are very small (60x60mm) all the way up to very large components (3.1x1.7m). The average cycle time excluding trimming can range from 3min to 10min depending on size, material thickness and type. At this moment in time AS can make well over 500 finished (formed and trimmed to drawing) per day of a mix of sizes. The process is easily scalable to handle larger volumes if required.