CAD / CAM
Because all vacuum forming starts from a flat sheet, the wall thickness of the formed part will have a variable wall thickness as the material is deformed to match the forming tool. The material must stretch and give to conform to it’s new shape. The variation in wall thickness is a function of how much the material must be deformed into the new shape.
Often times a design can be optimized to produce a better part simply by altering some features or angles. This is where Industrial Forming can offer assistance to our customers in developing new designs. We can often predict how a part will turn out based on our years of experience and suggest changes that may result in a superior part with only minor design changes.