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Vacuum Forming PEEK Film

Welch Fluorocarbon has years of experience vacuum forming components made from high performance PEEK film. Typical thicknesses of the PEEK film range  from .003” up to .030”.  Continue reading

Thermoforming (vacuum forming) FEP Film

Thermoforming / vacuum forming FEP film, sometimes called Teflon® FEP and Norton® FEP, is possible due to its thermoplastic nature. Here at Welch Fluorocarbon, Inc. we have over 27 years experience thermoforming FEP film gauges from .002” up to .090”. Thermoforming FEP film can yield parts with wall thicknesses as thin as .001”.

Parts thermoformed from FEP film make possible long, thin wall thickness that are not possible in injection molding. Continue reading

Thermoformed PEEK Components for Medical Devices

Here at Welch Fluorocarbon we pride ourselves on being experts in Thermoforming ultra-thin PEEK (Polyetheretherketone) film into three-dimensional components for the medical device industry. About a year ago Welch Fluorocarbon teamed up with Evonik® (makers of Vestakeep® PEEK film) to draft a press release explaining the benefits of our specialized Thermoforming technique using their Vestakeep® PEEK film.

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Thermoforming Can Produce Ultra-Thin Walls

Our melt-phase thermoforming process using high-performance films is capable of producing extremely thin part walls. Back at the start of 2010 Doug Smock of Design News and our very own Scott Behner teamed up to highlight our Thermoforming expertise. All of the information is still very much relevant today!

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