Thermoforming for Prototype and Short-Run Applications

Thermoforming is a relatively simple manufacturing process that is inexpensive when compared to other plastic molding and forming methods. Although thermoforming is often associated with manufacturing of packaging items such as blister packs and disposable coffee cup lids, the cost and time advantages are realized in a broad spectrum of products in an equally broad range of
industries. When using FDM® (fused deposition modeling) to construct thermoforming tooling, the process becomes simpler, more efficient and increasingly cost-effective.

 

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