Vacuum Forming Plastic

Here’s a video that shows the fundamentals of the vacuum forming process being; 1) heat sheet material to a point above softening temperature but below melt temperature; and 2) suck material over a plug with the form you want to create. This machine also does a pre-expansion of the material before the vacuum forming which I assume provides a better …

Making Aluminium Wheels For Cars

Since it is the weekend let’s look at a video that steps us through the various processes from start to finish of two manufacturing methods for the same product. In this video we are taken through the manufacturing processes at Rays Wheels for their forged aluminium wheels and cast aluminium wheels. First we are shown the steps undertaken in their …