We have established various shaping methods based on experience and continue to develop them further as part of a continuous improvement process. They can be subdivided into thermoforming, hot forming and bending. Each material behaves differently with regard to the softening temperature, recrystallisation, recovery properties and thermal expansion. Price, quality, shape and number of pieces are also a factor when selecting a process.
Vacuum forming and thermoforming technology
We introduced vacuum forming and thermoforming for plastic film and sheets over 40 years ago and have further developed the process systematically ever since. Processing is done both manually as well as on the most advanced fully automated machines and focuses on all deformable transparent thermoplastics such as PP, PS or PET. We have the highest quality standards, which are the basis for a long-term relationship with our customers.
Our machines bend thermoplastic materials such as ABS, acrylic glass, PET, PETG, PMMA, polycarbonate and PS. And in addition to hot bending, we also offer cold deformation using pressure. However, for use outdoors we recommend a heat-based method as cold bending is less resistant to solar radiation. You can also talk to us about other details such as punching or printing options.
EICHNER offers all kinds of folding techniques based on your requirements. Our scope of services includes soft bending edges, hard or perforated folds. No matter which technique you choose, you can rest assured that our folds are very precise and durable. We are here for you for all your folding needs: Whether you are interested in folding boxes, displays or something else, or if you require punching, holes or other configurations – at EICHNER you are at the right place!