One of our product consultants, Judy, has received the request from our client from Italy.
The products are large but thin geometry.
Parts should be made by themoforming
Thermoforming is a manufacturing process which involves heating a material until it is pliable, stretching it over a mold, and then cooling it so it retains the desired shape.
The most common method of thermoforming is straight vacuum forming. This process involves heating a sheet of plastic to its sag point and then lowering it into a recessed mold. The air is removed by vacuum, plastering the sheet against the walls of the mold. The plastic is cooled and then trimmed and removed if necessary. Equipment required for straight vacuum forming is generally much cheaper than the equipment required for pressure or mechanical processing.
A more expensive thermoforming method used for parts which require exact detailing is matched mold forming. In this process, a sheet of plastic is stretched between two matching, heated molds. The molds are pressed together and air bubbles removed by vacuum through holes in the molds.