Formech 450DT Desktop Vacuum Forming Machine

The 450DT represents professional performance at an affordable price. It is easy to operate with a touch screen display to control it’s four heating zones. This machine is suitable for forming sheets measuring 18″ x 12″. It does a great job with materials up to 0.25” thick. The maximum depth of draw of 7″.

A graphically driven display with easy to understand icons provide intuitive control, while a 20-program memory allows users to conveniently store and recall projects. A world best-seller, Formech’s 300XQ has built an unmatched reputation for professional performance at an affordable price. Evolution to the 450DT offers today’s students, designers and inventors the latest user experience with industry standard control technology.

Formech explores how vacuum forming is innovating design at Pratt Institute, School of Architecture

Ajmal Aqtash, Associate Director of the Center for Experimental Structures, explains how students are using Formech’s vacuum forming technology to explore shape making and structural design with their 508FS machine. Here the propensity for mass production and zonal heating have played. Watch the video below.

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Quartz Heaters with Variable Standby
Quartz heaters have the benefit of a rapid response and high efficiency resulting in time and energy savings.

Multi-zone heaters
Four heating zones and quartz heaters provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials

Vacuum & Release
After the formed part has cooled, air is forced between the mould and the sheet to help it release.

Vacuum Gauge
A visual indication of consistent vacuum pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).

4″ Mono HMI /PLC Interface with Memory Function
Mitsubishi integrated PLC/HMI with 4″ mono touch screen control and 20 programmable presets.

Established in 1982, Formech is a UK designer and manufacturer of vacuum forming machinery. The vacuum forming process was first introduced in the 1930’s and is still thriving today across an ever increasing number of applications. No doubt those early pioneers could never have imagined the impact and longevity of their discovery.

Continual advancements in material technology allied with the explosion of online information and tutorials has contributed to the huge growth and diversity of vacuum formed products. Its wide use in education has inspired the next generation of budding designers utilizing the latest materials and techniques.

Since 1982 Formech has worked closely with the world’s leading material, tooling and trade formers to develop a range of vacuum forming machines, which are easy to use and deliver consistent results with the most challenging applications. We are continually inspired by the passion and creativity of our customers, who have greatly influenced the continual development of Formech vacuum forming machines and ancillaries.

Whilst many commercially available vacuum forming machines are still very rudimentary and resemble designs of the 1950’s, Formech has developed an aesthetically pleasing, sophisticated and user friendly machine range, which resides in the R&D labs of many of the world’s leading brands, companies and institutions including Dupont, VW Group, McLaren, BE Aerospace, Dyson, Disney, Ferrero Roche, Cambridge University and hundreds more!

Frequently Formech customers are trying something new or have limited experience of the vacuum forming process. With over 3 decades of experience in delivering complete solutions including consultancy, equipment, installation and training throughout the globe Formech can offer unparalleled machine customization and support to realize new designs and concepts with repeatability in the quickest time.