Imatex processing: Bending, folding and drape forming
Bending, folding and drape forming
The plate is locally heated
Cooling in molds
After cooling in molds, a bended piece retains its shape.
Bended without heating
PET and PC can be bended without heating.
Blown in the traditional way
Half-spheres are blown in the traditional way.
Drape forming is used for low quantities.
Molding of plastics
The molding of plastics has various applications.
The dishes for butcher’s shops have been produced for 65 years.
The plastics we process are thermoplastics which can be reshaped at higher temperatures.
When heated locally or fully they become flexible and the material can be formed to the required angle.
For more complicated shapes the sheet is completely heated in an oven and then cooled in a mould to the required shape. We also have the right machines for carrying out drape forming.
Some materials, such as polycarbonate and PET can also be folded on our CNC-controlled folding bench.