Top-wire formers are also still evolving based on better understanding of the forming process, and rebuilding of older top-wire units is a good way to improve their overall operation.
It is no coincidence that synthetic forming fabrics were introduced at the same time that twin-wire forming first became a commercial success over 50 years ago.
Synthetic forming fabrics first were offered in single layer construction similar to the old bronze wire, and a few mills still use single layer forming fabrics due to their low cost.
Supplies roll-fed, trim-in-place, servo-driven, plug-assist forming equipment for polyolefin packaging.
Supplier of in-line, roll-fed forming equipment plans to display new dual-mold machine for PP packaging.
North American distributor of industrial forming machines for Meico of Italy.
It comes in three sizes with forming areas from 27 x 32 in.
Forming composite materials is possible with the new VacuTherm press from Elkom North America, a German manufacturer that has a U.
It's not exactly thermoforming, but a new "tool-less" forming process could compete with thermoforming of housings and enclosures in volumes of 50 to 10,000 parts.
forming area, upgraded computer controls, 15-zone heating system, 110-ton trim press, parts stacker, and automatic counter/unloader.
will unveil its brand-new Series 3040 XPS forming and trimming system for PS foam.
will introduce the CT 800 midrange roll-fed, servo-driven form-and-trim machine with 800 x 450 mm forming area and a pendant-style control screen mounted on a swing arm.
CAD allowed engineering data to be shared among designer, thermoformer and injection molder, and both pressure forming and injection tools were made from CAD files.
The key to forming is getting the entire cross section of a sheet up to forming temperature, processors say.
Arrem says it can change surface finish and appearance by boosting air pressure while forming at lower-than-normal temperature.