CMT Field Notes: 2014 Thermoforming Conference

The unofficial count of attendees was right around 800 in the Renaissance Schaumburg Conference Center Hotel for the 2014 SPE Thermoforming Conference. With almost 70 people in the thin-gauge seminar on Monday, CMT presented new information on plug materials and processing techniques, as well as discussing some early results from recent trials with clarified PP at uVu Technologies in Boca Raton, FL. We will publish our data in the near future – stay tuned.

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Focus on Heavy-Gauge Thermoforming

The annual SPE Thermoforming Conference always brings new ideas and inspiration. Given the customized nature of many heavy-gauge thermoforming projects, we usually get into the weeds pretty quickly with companies that are working on new stuff. Often, heavy gauge formers do not use full-size syntactic foam plugs due to low volumes.  However, syntactic foam can be used as localized pushers, as mold inserts, on the clamp frame, and for prototype/low volume tooling.

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