Line Bending of Thermoplastic Sheet is usually carried out when the Thermoplastic is in an elastic state. To achieve this, a strip heater is used to gently heat a line in the sheet before folding and placing in a jig to cool.
At DMS Plastics we use a Hot Wire Strip Heater that uses tensioned hot resistance wires that are heated by passing an electric current along them. Hot wires emit heat constantly along their length and are straight so the same amount of heat is delivered to the same point along the bend-line, resulting in a fine uniform bend.
We can cater for Line Bending up to 3 meters in length and quantities to suit any order.