Features: Pneumatic, servo, or hydraulic movements; pressure forming and twin sheet capable; runs at 120 cycles/hr.
Forming area range: Single-station, 48 x 72 to 240 x 120 in.
Another new forming unit also uses variable frequency pulsation of the stock by varying the tip-to-tip spacing of foil blades on the run.
Before we leave "older" forming techniques, it's worth noting that there is still development work continuing in cylinder forming.
Manganese oxide has a similar effect on magnesia refractories, forming
solid solution compounds with the complex MgO compounds.
area, range: 3 x 4-ft to 8 x 14 or 10 x 12 ft
mold, 9-in, draw depth, and 100-psi forming
Features: Pressure forming
capability, non-contact JR temperature sensing, PC control with recipe storage, modem communications.
Higher productivity in forming
thicker sheet is the goal of a new continuous, roll-fed system from ZED Industries Inc.
ITS also plans to unveil new developments in trim-in-place forming
of PP, rotary machines, and forming
of deep draws and foam sheet.
Expect to see at least six new roll-fed machines debut with new developments in controls, forming
, trimming, and stacking.
The reasons for this change are partly improved skills in pressure forming
and partly that shorter time to market is worth more to manufacturers today than ever before.