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The drape forming process consists of, as the name suggests, draping a sheet of heated plastic over a male mold that is two-dimensional or with large simple curves held down with the assistance of clamped edges. A slightly more sophisticated drape forming technique uses a combination of a male-female mold sandwiching the plastic sheet.

Drape forming is widely used for large panels that require retaining a simple non-flat shape as in curved display wall. Another useful application of this process is for the construction of wide sections of odd-shaped walls that will still retain overall even material thickness, or for large radius bends on a panel.
 


This PETG hopper was drape formed, routered and welded together.
 

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Large curves can be formed with ease.


Altering the shape of the tool can produce conical sections

 

  
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