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What is Forming?

Posted on Feb 09, 2021 by Cullen Hikene

What is Forming?

The forming process shapes a given workpiece, like sheet metal, by using plastic deformation, a mechanical method that does not remove any material.

3Diligent example processes: press brake forming

Sheet Metal Working

3Diligent rapid-manufacturing processes: bending and formingSheet metal working provides bending, forming, press braking, and stamping processes for fabrication requirements, modifying the geometry of a material rather than removing any materials.

 

Thermoforming

Thermoforming is a manufacturing process where a plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable product.

Conclusion

Forming is an established and efficient solution in the sheet metal and thermoforming space that offers new and emerging materials for speed-driven fabrication.. Consider submitting an RFQ through manufacturing services such as ProdEX to get started today.

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