Diaphragm Forming
Diaphragm forming uses sheets of reuseable silicone as a carrier for Thermopreg™ fabrics between a hot platen section and a forming section.

The process transforms Thermopreg™ fabrics into parts with very low air pressure. The one side tooling remains cold, and is therefore extremely inexpensive.

Description of the process:

- Insert Thermopreg™ fabrics between two silicone sheets.
- Place the silicone/Thermopreg™ sandwich in the hot platen equipment until it reaches a temperature of 210°C.
- Transfer the forming unit and apply positive air below 100°C.
- Remove silicone membranes from the part before reuse.
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