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Thermoplastic Forming Units

Definition : Equipment designed to manufacture thermoplastic products in a pre-established shape. There are several different techniques used to obtain thermoplastic products, including: (1) pressure extrusion machines consisting of an extruder barrel and screw assembly that melts the polymer (e.g., polyvinyl chloride); the molten polymer is led through a die to emerge as a hollow pipe section called a parison. A mold is wrapped around the parison, closing its bottom edge to form a seal; then the parison is cut at the top and air is blown into the parison to inflate it until reaching the shape of the mold. After cooling, the mold is opened and the final product is ejected; (2) injection molding machines consisting of a heated barrel including a reciprocating screw driven by a motor that feeds molten polymer (e.g., nylon, polypropylene) in a temperature-controlled split mold conformed in the shape of the final product; the product is ejected from the mold after the process is finished; (3) vacuum molding units consisting of a machine that heats plastic (e.g., polystyrene, polypropylene) sheets until soft and then applies vacuum to suck the sheet into a mold; after the sheet takes the shape of the final product, it is ejected. Vacuum molding is a process that requires less pressure than other techniques. All machines may include heat, pneumatic, and/or hydraulic controls.

Entry Terms : "Extrusion Thermoplastic Forming Units" , "Molding Injection Thermoplastic Forming Units" , "Vacuum Thermoplastic Forming Units"

UMDC code : 32777

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1-4 of 4 Match(es).

Buffalo Dental Mfg Co Inc

Company Type: Parent

widest range of Handpieces, Lab Products, Lab Instruments, Vacuum forming, dental, medical, hospital and laboratory facilities worldwide choose Buffalo to protect their staff and patients alike. While Buffalo is proud to serve the global healthcare community, a majority of our products are manufactured in the United States, bringing you quality and value that are close to home.

Great Lakes Orthodontics Ltd

Company Type: Parent

Great Lakes Orthodontics, Ltd., an employee-owned company, serves orthodontists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons, and the restorative and general dental profession worldwide. We offer over 2,500 products and operate one of the largest orthodontic laboratories in the United States. We also conduct classes on the latest appliance fabrication techniques at our on-site training center.

IZI Medical Products Inc

Company Type: Parent

IZI Medical Products is moving into its second decade providing medical products to a worldwide market. Our goal is to provide products that will help you diagnose and treat your patients faster and more accurately. The product lines we offer are unique because we invent, develop, and manufacture them based on your needs and specifications. Our commitment to our customers, our belief in our products, and our focus on quality development has been received with overwhelming support by an international clientele. Please contact us and let us know how we can better serve your needs.

Kintz Plastics Inc

Company Type: Parent

1-4 of 4 Match(es).


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