Introduces the latest innovations in thermoforming materials,processes, and applications
Advanced Thermoforming brings readers fully up to date with thelatest standards, processes, materials, and applications in thefield. From forming to filling to sealing processes, the authorexplains everything that can now be accomplished using the mostadvanced thermoforming technologies available. Moreover, readerslearn how to fully leverage these technologies in order to designand manufacture products that meet all specifications at minimumcost and maximum efficiency.
Emphasizing the application of advanced thermoforming for theproduction of technical parts and packaging, the book:
Guides readers through all facets of development, design, andmachine and mold technology
Recommends new technologies that offer higher productivity,better quality, and lower costs
Describes common raw materials used in thermoforming, includinghow specific materials affect the production process
Explains the proper handling of semi-finished products andformed parts
Sets forth the basic principles of extrusion, an essentialprocess underlying thermoforming
Introduces the latest software techniques to simulate thethermoforming of new products
Throughout the book, readers learn about the latest innovationsin thermoforming, from thermoformed automobile body parts to fullyautomated packaging assembly lines. The author offers valuablecontent from his interviews with leading industrial thermoformers,sharing insights and tips from their years of hands-on experiencewith readers.
With Advanced Thermoforming as their guide, polymer and plasticsengineering professionals and students can now explore and exploitthe full range of possibilities that thermoforming technologyoffers.