Formech & the University of Technology MARA

In partnership with Akademi CadCam, Formech installs a large format vacuum forming machine at the University of Technology MARA in Penang (UITM).


Martin (in the middle), Formech Product Manager, and the UITM tutors and technicians
Martin Smith in the middle (Formech International Product Manager) with the UITM tutors and technicians
The UITM tutors and technicians testing their new Formech 1250
The UITM tutors and technicians testing their new Formech 1250
Tests Forming on the Formech 1250
Test Forming on the Formech 1250

Following installation and commissioning Formech conducted a 3 day training course for the UITM tutors and technicians covering all aspects of safe machine operation and  vacuum forming processes.

Material choice and applications, tooling design, trimming and hands on testing were all part of a comprehensive and engaging training programme, which was concluded with a multiple choice test and award of certificates.

With extensive experience in education, Formech training programmes are designed to fully equip tutors and students with essential knowledge and valuable tips to extract the best possible performance from their machines.

Formech’s intuitive touch screen control system helps the inexperienced user get up and running in no time.

Martin, Formech Product Manager, tells us more about his experience at the UITM:

“The large format 1250 vacuum forming machine has enabled the department to tackle much larger projects and produce higher quantities of parts when required. A variety of the existing patterns and models were simply placed on the machine and formed over just to see what could be achieved – even without vacuum holes! The 1250’s large vacuum tank quickly pulled the material into every corner.”

Formech’s user friendly 1250 is a popular choice for leading education institutions throughout the world due to its extensive forming capabilities and accessible price.

It’s always hugely rewarding for the Formech team to see vacuum forming education projects take shape on Formech machines, knowing today’s students are tomorrows engineers!

 

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