postforming

postforming

[pōst′fȯrm·iŋ]
(engineering)
Forming, bonding, or shaping of heated, flexible thermoset laminates before the final thermoset reaction has occurred; upon cooling, the formed shape is held.
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Edgebanding demand will be limited by increased popularity of postforming and other curved edges, reducing requirements.
In turn, glass and carbon fiber reinforced PPS composites are known to be suitable replacement for metals like aluminum (14), (15), but their manufacturing process must be followed by the postforming annealing to preserve the amount of the crystalline phase needed for good elasticity (16).
The optional postforming unit includes a pre-scorer, which can be used for tear-free cutting of the postformed edges and finished edges on panels up to 50mm thick.
Woodgrain items are offered in high-pressure laminate and matching LamMates[TM] thermal-fused melamine panels in general purpose, postforming, and vertical forming grades in popular sheet sizes.
Users of the existing 3M[TM] Scotch-Weld[TM] Hi-Strength Postforming 94 CA Spray Adhesive will find added benefits in the new 3M Hi-Strength 94 ET Spray Adhesive.
Also shown by Holz-Her, the CUT 6120 panel saw has an integrated postforming unit for the chip-free processing of panels with thicknesses up to 50mm at the edges.
In this article, many of the mechanical, forming, and postforming characteristics of extruded and thermoformed OPP materials are presented in terms of process conditions and resulting microstructure.
And because the company has invested heavily in technology, it is able to offer a variety of solutions, such as contour banding, T-moulding, postforming, machining and slatwall.
Because this initial difference in the sheet quality prior to forming was hypothesized to contribute to the differences seen after forming, an analysis of the relationship between incoming sheet quality and postforming surface quality was subsequently completed in Experiments 2 and 3.
Postforming aspects such as dimensional stability and shrinkage that also involve large deformations were studied using dilatometry.
This method can improve impact behavior, enable postforming of laminates and improve the resistance to hydrolysis of MF materials (14, 24, 31).