Techniques | Design guidelines Design guidelines

In the field of ​​the design of your vacuum formed product, we would like to think along with you. Our professional team is happy to assist you with expert advice. If you want to produce plastic parts by vacuum forming, you should consider some guidelines:

  • The radius of the corners can be very sharp in negative vacuum shapes
  • Depending on the product form the draft angle may be zero
  • Undercut is also possible with thermoforming
  • Pressure molding, especially when combined with proper temperature control, provides very sharp detailing
  • Design can give your product more stiffness and / or strength than you think; The solution does not always lie in the choice of materials
  • With the modern vacuum forming techniques, a professional and clean look are obtained.
  • Consider the shrinkage especially in model construction; However, this can be calculated very well.
  • Nestability of the (semi) fabrics can provide interesting logistical benefits
  • Not every material lends itself well for thermoforming
  • We should be in possession of a 3D CAT / CAM file preferably in STEP format (our experienced engineers can also do this for you, read more on our engineering page)