Thermal Forming

One of the great advantages of thermoplastic materials is their capability of being reshaped through application of heat. At Scopustech we apply this method in two ways: Hotline Bending – using controlled narrow heating elements it is possible to bend sheets with high accuracy with relatively small radii. Better accuracy and repeatability are achieved by creating grooves prior to the bending process. Draping – for parts which require larger radii or for slight 3D curves we use the draping method. Using our computer controlled ovens we preheat the plates and then place them upon accurate 3D molds created in our CNC department. Due to our specially developed draping jig we get exceptional results with a wide spectrum of hard to bend parts.