pressure forming

pressure forming

[′presh·ər ‚fȯrm·iŋ]
(engineering)
A plastics thermoforming process using pressure to push the plastic sheet to be formed against the mold surface, as opposed to using vacuum to suck the sheet flat against the mold.

pressure forming

In plastics, a thermoforming process in which pressure is used to push the sheet to be formed against the mold surface in contrast to the use of a vacuum to pull the sheet flat against the mold.
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Operational Strengths: Since 1946, this Company has been an innovator in heavy-gauge plastic thermoforming, using both traditional vacuum forming and advanced pressure forming techniques.
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Tooling Technology Group is a supplier of high-quality tooling for a variety of material forming processes including: thermoforming, twin-sheet and single-sheet vacuum forming, pressure forming, compression molding, rotational molding, blow molding, resin transfer molding, rubber and polyurethane molding, carpet and metal stamping, foundry tooling and pulp molding.
The transparent polypropylene 'takeaway' containers were produced using a IC-RDK 80 automatic pressure forming machine using a 12-up mould.
Its modern facility conta ins a complete collection of the newest single-station, rotary and twin-sheeting formers with pressure forming capabilities, as well as two 3-axis and six 5-axis CNC routers and four of the most advanced fully robotic trimming machines.
"There is a high pressure forming to the north west of the UK which is going to bring some likely weather in the east."
In 2015, pressure forming experienced the most growth in popularity, increasing over 10% from 2014
Improved medical manufacturing capabilities, particularly pertaining to pressure forming and foam molding, will allow Janco to more effectively and competitively provide products such as device packaging, foam inserts, procedure trays, and orthopedic supports with greater detail, textures, contours, and undercuts.
Although the wind models are not too enthusiastic about developments, other models give a deepening area of lower pressure forming above mid-continent and, as one would expect from the strengthening core, is pushed more into Namibian skies.
The system will interact with mid-level low pressure forming over the eastern Mediterranean and result in a dry spell across the UAE and neighbouring GCC states.
The design consultation offers guidance on how to make part designs more efficient for the RIM process, convert part designs from processes such as pressure forming to the cost-effective RIM method and ensure that assemblies meet precise design specifications.
Forecaster Helen Rossington said: "There are no signs of high pressure forming for a long time over the UK."