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Title Flexible Thermoforming Mold
Author Eliasson, Hafsteinn (Copenhagen University College of Engineering, IHK)
Supervisor Ashworth, David (Copenhagen University College of Engineering, IHK)
Institution Ingeniørhøjskolen i København, IHK, DK-2750 Ballerup, Denmark
Thesis level Bachelor thesis
Education Diplomingeniør, Maskiningeniør
Education Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
Publication date 2013-12
Abstract The purpose of this report was to evaluate and select a mold concept feasible for further development in the PicknPack project. Furthermore, to apply dimensions to the mold with respect to requirements and suggest possible mold solutions together with the selection of a suitable thermoformer for the PicknPack project.

Research was performed into products, processes, machines and mold design theory. This research provided information about packaging types and their dimensions and packaging materials. Furthermore it provided knowledge about thermoforming processes and equipment. Thermoforming mold design theory was researched for a better understanding of important design factors to provide a benchmark for comparison with mold concepts. Four mold concepts were evaluated based on mold design theory and project requirements. Design factors were examined to determine whether it was possible to apply them to the concepts. Further evaluation was performed using a weighted decision matrix. Both methods resulted in the same concept being the most feasible concept for further development.

Based on the research of the relevant products, minimum required tray dimensions needed for each product were estimated. Mold components from the chosen concept where explained and their geometry defined. The molds were assembled and dimensions applied to them based on the researched products. A suitable thermoformer was selected based on mold dimensions and requirements – the R145 thermoformer from Multivac.
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