Drape Forming

A simple method of forming plastic by heating a plastic sheet to its ideal forming temperature and shaping the sheet over a mold or form. Once cooled, the formed part is removed from the mold and any secondary operations can proceed. Drape forming is perfect when a gradual bend is required for the part.

Drape Forming benefits include:

  • Part thickness: .060-.50 inches
  • Relatively in expensive tooling cost
  • Beautiful gradual bends
  • Great for large parts