Vacuum forming originates from the 1930’s and yet it remains increasingly relevant today.Combining vacuum forming with new technologies such as 3D printing for tool design, thermo-formable ink technology and In-Mould Decoration bring new possibilities and advantages as employed by the world’s largest brands and institutions. Formech collaborates with Dupont, BASF, Cambridge University and many more international technology centres to conduct research into new advanced composite materials which will bring new possibilities for vacuum forming for high tech industries. The world’s leading material science companies continue to invest in development of thermo-formable plastics which are more efficient to process and kinder to the environment. Engineering grade and composite plastics are typically much more demanding to form successfully or require industrial specification machinery. Formech now offers a range of high performance and compact machines bringing industrial processing capability to lab environments for efficient testing and research with new materials.
In vacuum forming process not every design and shape is suitable but it remains the most cost effective and efficient method for processing the most diverse range of plastic processing applications. Formech vacuum forming machines are used by high profile customers such as Apple, Google, Disney, Bolshoi Ballet, Ford, Tesla, Ferrero Rocher, Nestle, Makita, Royal Air Force, Philips, Yale University, Dupont and many more across electronics, film & theatre, automotive, aerospace, confectionary, packaging, education and many more applications. The continually growing popularity of vacuum forming amongst these leading companies and institutions demonstrates the process remains the number one choice for a hugely diverse range of applications.