Definition of thermoforming in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈTHərmōˌfôrmiNG/


The process of heating a thermoplastic material and shaping it in a mold.
Example sentences
  • While thermoforming shapes a package to conform to the device it holds, flow wrapping achieves its shape by wrapping a single layer of film around the product and then sealing it.
  • Once the blank is finished it is moved to a press where it undergoes a traditional thermoforming process.
  • The program is focusing on a thermoforming process using glass-fiber-reinforced polyamide, PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) and polystyrene resins in order to reduce production cycle times.

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Syllabification: ther·mo·form·ing

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