Vacuum forming uses controlled heat, force, and vacuum to make a thermoplastic sheet pliable enough to conform to a mold contour. Thermoforming generally relies on temperature only.
Pressure forming is similar to vacuum forming, but it uses high-pressure air assist to create significantly better part definition.
Twin Sheet Forming uses distinct top- and bottom molds, heat, and vacuum to create a void between two sheets of plastic while forming a strong edge seal.
Vacuum forming is the process of taking a flat thermoplastic sheet and using controlled heat to make it pliable enough to conform to a mold contour by simultaneously applying force and vacuum. Vacuum-formed parts are typically three-dimensional, and finished parts will have the defined shape and detail on one side.
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