Storm Trooper Food Mould produced via FDM in High Temp Ultem Material The Larger Layer Thickness of the FDM Process can be Seen The Porous Nature of the FDM Process produces Perfect Vac Forming Tools Get a Quote Now
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Storm Trooper Food Mould

Market Sector: Food and Drink

Processes Used: FDM - 3D Printing

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Project Purpose: Product Development Prototype

Printed using fused deposition modelling (FDM) in a high temperature material (ULTEM) this model was for reference prior to CNC of a vacuum forming tool. Due to the loose layering on an FDM model air can still be pulled through making this a perfect process to vacuum form over Thermoforming.

Thermoforming is the collection of manufacturing methods that heat and form sheets of extruded plastic. It is a relatively simple process that starts with heating a plastic sheet to a pliable state. Once softened, the sheet is forced against a mould with the desired shape using different methods: In vacuum forming, a vacuum is drawn through tiny holes in the mould. In pressure forming, air pressure is applied to the surface.

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