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Thermoforming Molds: Negative Draft

Thermoforming Molds: Negative Draft

Negative draft in Thermoforming molds. It seems that in life things are rarely easy. That holds true in the thermoforming world as well. A common problem amongst parts in thermoforming is that of the “negative draft”. In essence, it’s a part with an undercut or a hook,

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Thermoforming Molds: At the speed of light!

Thermoforming Molds: At the speed of light!

Thermoforming Molds: Nobody else is faster! At J&M Enterprises, we might not produce thermoforming molds at the speed of light, but we’re pretty darn quick. Even our standard turn times of a month or so are faster than the competition. But did you know we can turn

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Thermoforming Mold Set: A Mortuary Table?

Thermoforming Mold Set: A Mortuary Table?

Thermoforming Mold and Backer From time to time we get some weird stuff in the shop. Solar powered canoe? Check. Softball catcher’s helmet? Check. We even created an entire tooling package that modeled the full range of women’s breast sizes. No, really. 48 “boob” molds. So when

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Which type of Vacuum Forming Mold should you choose?

Which type of Vacuum Forming Mold should you choose?

Choosing a Vacuum Forming Mold type The first step in the process of vacuum forming is to have your mold created, which is also known as tooling. Whether you’re a new entrepreneur looking for a one-off mold to create a product, or a seasoned plastics thermoformer, vacuum

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Solid Surface Molds

Solid Surface Molds

Molds for Solid Surface Applications In addition to Vacuum forming molds, we produce solid surface molds for a variety of customers across the country. The bulk of our solid surface molds are used in a wide variety of sink applications, with occasional variations for truly custom projects.

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Vacuum Forming Molds VS: Injection Molding

Vacuum Forming Molds VS: Injection Molding

Two processes: Vacuum Forming VS Injection Molding Vacuum forming and injection molding are two of the most popular methods used to process plastics. J&M Enterprises specializes in Ceramic Vacuum Forming molds, but is vacuum forming the right process for you? Depending on your budget and the quantity

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Our Tooling Process: The Surface Coat

Our Tooling Process: The Surface Coat

J&M Ceramic Tooling: Why we’re different. While it is true that we incorporate fiberglass into the tools that we build, that is the only thing in common with what you might typically think of as a “fiberglass tool”. From the proprietary process that we have been continually

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Are Ceramic molds suitable for Pressure Forming and Vacuum Forming?

Are Ceramic molds suitable for Pressure Forming and Vacuum Forming?

Molds for Pressure Forming and Vacuum Forming J&M Enterprises has been providing molds for vacuum and pressure forming nationwide for over 20 years. What are the differences between the two processes? Thermoforming is a method of processing plastic resin into finished parts from sheet or film. The

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Materials Used in Vacuum Forming Molds

Materials Used in Vacuum Forming Molds

Vacuum Forming Mold Materials Almost any thermoplastic can be vacuum formed, and our Ceramic Vacuum Forming Molds are suitable for most. There are a great many resins and combinations of resins (alloys or capped sheet) available to meet almost any application’s requirements, and more are being developed

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Vacuum Forming Molds: Design Guidelines

Vacuum Forming Molds: Design Guidelines

Design Rules for Vacuum Forming Molds Vacuum forming for the purpose of this discussion is to be considered a single sheet of “heavy gauge” (>.060” thickness) thermoplastic, which is held in a rectangular or square platen, heated in a oven to an optimum forming temperature, then formed

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