A vacuum is an absence of air. This process uses the vacuum to allow the heated plastic sheet to cling to the shape, creating a mold.
The vacuum forming process which is one of the oldest methods of shaping plastic products and creating moulds.
To do vacuum forming shapes: you need a mould and design with the vacuum forming machinge.
A mould template / design is created and is in 2 D
Sheet of plastic is heated, once pliable the plastic sheet is stretched over a single – surface mould
The heated plastic sheet is forced against the mould using a vacuum.
The plastic takes on the form of the mould
Vacuum forming is a type of thermoforming process for plastic products.
Bath and shower trays
Plastic posters needing stand out shapes
Car parts manufacture
Pills / capsule packaging