Thermoforming Simulation & Plug Design

We are often asked about plug design. It’s clearly a critical issue for toolmakers and thermoformers and we’ve written about it many times in the past. Over the past year, it seems like we have been getting more pointed requests for specific design advice including designing plugs ourselves. Now, this is not typically our forte because we focus on the material science behind HYTAC syntactic foams. There are many variables involved in tool/plug design and those closest to the project are usually best suited to the task. That said, we are always looking to keep current on the latest trends and technologies in our industry to help our customers and partners.

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HYVAC LCM in the News

Since we introduced HYVAC LCM at the 2015 Thermoforming Conference, we have had a steady flow of interest in the new mold material. The good people over at Plastics Machinery Magazine recently published a concise and informative piece on the new material.  As stated in the article, we’re still limiting the number of projects until we optimize the process for making molds.

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