Thermal Bending with linear heating rods

Thermoplastics are perfectly suitable for bending

Cold forming is an option for some thermoplastics (see hydraulic bending) but most plastics need to be warm. The bending area of the respective plastic has to be heated until the softening temperature is reached, so that it can solidify in its desired shape in a fixture device. It remains difficult to automate these operations, which is why a great deal of experience in terms of heating process, material, and fixture construction is required.
 
We own various thermal leaf brakes to ensure that we have a suitable system for your demands. Regardless of whether you need us to handle very thin (< 0.5 mm) or very thick (20 mm) plastics, small components or workpieces of up to 3,000 mm width. Here, we make use of different heaters, such as constantan heating wires, glass or ceramics radiators.

Lacquering

Painting of all materials in RAL colors, spot colors, and special lacquers.
 
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Surface Refinement

Glass bead blasting, corundum blasting, polishing, or satin finishing - from various surfaces all the way to galvanically produced layers.
 
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Hydraulic Bending

Hydraulic bending of metal (e.g. premium steel, aluminium, steel, etc.) on our CNC-controlled press brake.
 
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Drilling and Thread Cutting

Drilling and thread cutting of any material with the suitable cutting device.
 
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Welding and Inserting Studs

Depending on the product's requirements, we have various procedures at our disposal to join studs inseparably with the material.
 
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We find a solution to any thermal bending matter. Our wide-ranging production offers many different opportunities, which encourages lateral thinking and new solutions.
 
Fixture construction with flexible welding tables has proven to be very effective. It enables us to easily reproduce clamping fixtures. Also, these extremely plane, metallic, perforated tables stabilize and speed up the cooling process.
 
If you want to be able to unconditionally rely on your service provider at all times, you should get in touch with us. At KURIOS, you will get the perfect solution – guaranteed.

Bent components made of thermoplastic synthetics

Often, milled or laser-cut components of acrylic glass, PC, or PETG are further processed. Thermal bending is frequently used for products in display construction, shopfitting, and trade fair construction as well as for machine hoods.
Add-on thermal bending acrylic glass 2
Acrylic glass, xt clear, bent for cosmetic display
Add-on thermal bending acrylic glass 3
Bent acrylic hood and pasted sides

Some important facts about bending of thermoplastics

Thermal bending is also suitable for painted, screen-printed, or directly printed products. Here, close cooperation with the respective printing company is necessary in order to take thermostability and distortion of the product into account. All blank materials are processed with protective foil, so that every component is completely undamaged until its final utilization.
  • Bending width:
    3,000 mm
  • Material thickness:
    from 0.5 mm to 20 mm
  • Design:
    SolidWorks or Optiscout
  • Plastic:
    Acrylic glass, PC, PETG, APET, POM, PE, ABS, PVC, and others
  • Preparatory work before bending:
    2D laser cutting, HSC milling, lacquering, screen printing, direct digital printing
  • Further preparatory work:
    3D laser cutting, 3D milling, laser marking, bonding, thread cutting, finishing
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