Hands on thermoforming workshop 2024
Wednesday 10th April 2024 09.30h – 18.00h
Double Tree by Hilton, Amsterdam Central Station
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn more about fundamentals of thermoforming.
This workshop will not only give you more understanding on fundamentals of thermoforming but it enables you to learn about all different thin and heavy gauge thermoforming technologies and you will be able to discuss details directly with SPE thermoforming experts.
Learn more about the fundamentals of thermoforming with our Instructors:
Mark Strachan’s career in the Packaging Industry started in 1982 while serving his apprenticeship as an Electronics Engineer for Metal Box, Mono Containers, South Africa and soon after started his own plastics blister manufacturing business (PacMark, CC.) which later included the production of plastic cups and trays for the airline catering business. He held Engineering and Production Management positions at large plastics packaging manufacturing firms in Europe with the intention to gain valuable hands on experience in both the thermoforming and extrusion processes. He later moved to the USA where he worked with numerous thermoforming and extrusion machinery OEMS such as Sencorp White, Commodore Machine Company in the capacity of Thermoforming and Extrusion Product Specialist. Mark has been responsible for new product design and commercialization as well as in-house training of thin gauge Thermoforming companies around the world. During the past 40 years, Mark has gained valuable hands-on experience in the Plastics Thermoforming and Extrusion Industry by working with large converters such as Mullinix Packages, Brentwood Ind., Placon, Alloyd and more. Mark has been presenting the thin gauge thermoforming workshop at the SPE Thermoforming Conference since 2008.
Training Course Programme 2024
- Most used Materials
- Heating of the Sheet
- Different Machine Principles
- Different Forming Methods
- Vacuum forming
- High Pressure forming
- Twin Sheet forming
- Trouble shooting improvements
- Feeding and Heating the Sheet
- Fundamentals of Thin Gauge Thermoforming
- Advanced Thin Gauge Thermoforming Techniques
- Trimming and Stacking the Parts
- Importance of Product and Tooling
- Cases Study and open discussions