ODC’s team of project managers and tool technicians have a wealth of experience gained in supporting tooling programs around the world on virtually every major piece of equipment in use. Processing experience in materials ranging from the full family of PET, RPET, CPET etc., to PP, PLA, EPS , OPS and more. ODC has insights that can assist any processor achieve better part quality and cleaner trimmed parts. Providing input on issues ranging from improved plug geometry to plug timing on third motion machines, ODC will assist you in putting material where it will benefit your packages the most. Many processing improvement opportunities are realized through correct heating of the sheet and correct mold temperature. ODC will provide direction on improvements to all processing parameters.
Tooling improvements may be found in examining issues such as the use of vacuum/pressure combinations, improved manifolding or servo valving/multi-point distribution of pressure forming air. ODC engineers will evaluate the parameters and effectiveness of the whole mold cooling plan including thermolator set points and water turbulation. Trimming opportunities are as varied as proper nicking procedure on sharp edge dies to tuning of shear angles on matched trim tools. ODC is well versed in providing direction and support on part and scrap handling systems. There is virtually no piece of the thermoforming process puzzle that cannot be improved through open-minded discussion and implementation of a continuous improvement plan. ODC is poised and ready to assist you.