Thermoforming acrylic clear parts are used in many areas of life, whether it is a transparent street lampshade, or a machine casing, a car’s taillights, or a golf car’s windshield, etc., transparent components are used in many fields.
Transparent parts require very high surface finishes because any spots or scratches on the surface are more pronounced relative to other colors. Many defective products are caused by flaws on the surface. Therefore, when we are making thermoforming production of transparent parts, we need to check whether the materials have any spots or scratches from the beginning of purchasing the transparent sheet. We must be very careful in all aspects from the mold to transportation. It can reduce unnecessary defects.
Transparent blister sheets are usually available in PMMA, PC, PETG, PS, PVC and ABS. Basing on the customer’s requirements for the various parameters of the product, we will give the customer some advice on the material. For example, PMMA: commonly known as acrylic, excellent transparency, it’s surface hardness is slightly lower, but it is easy to wipe flowers. It is suitable for making transparent insulating parts and parts with high strength. PS: colorless and transparent, light transmission is second only to PMMA. Suitable for making insulating transparent parts, decorative parts and chemical instruments, optical instruments, etc. PC: colorless and transparent material, suitable for making small parts, insulating transparent parts and impact resistant parts, etc.
At HONGWEI you can DIY your thermoforming acrylic clear dome, but we only can vacuum form a clear half dome and can not be a whole clear dome, so please pay attention to it when you start to design your items and want to use a vacuum thermoforming process.