Featuring PLC touch screen control, Formech’s plug and play 508DT is a user friendly desktop machine with the power and capability to form more demanding shapes and materials.

Rapid, energy efficient quartz heaters with variable standby means the 508DT is ready to form in less than 5 minutes.

20 programme memory to recall heater profile and timing settings for each project. A dedicated trolley option provides a minimal footprint with the convenience of portability and optimum working height.

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Spec sheet 508DT

4" Mono HMI /PLC Interface with Memory Function

Mitsubishi integrated PLC/HMI with 4" mono touch screen control and 20 programmable presets.

Quartz Heaters with Variable Standby

Quartz heaters have the benefit of a rapid response and high efficiency resulting in time and energy savings.

4 Independently Controllable Heating Zones

Four heating zones and quartz heaters provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials  

Safety Interlock

Mechanical interlock prevents table being raised whilst heaters are in forward position (all desktop machines).

Vacuum & Release

After the formed part has cooled, air is forced between the mould and the sheet to help it release.

Vacuum Gauge

A visual indication of consistent vacuum pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).      

Forming area (mm/inches)
482 x 432mm / 19 x 17" 
Sheet Size (mm/inches)
508 x 457mm / 20 x 18" 
Max depth of draw
185mm / 7.3" 
Max Material Thickness
6mm / 0.25" 
Heating Zones
Heater type
720mm / 28.4" 
538mm / 21.2" 
1394mm / 54.9" 
100kg / 220Ibs 
Single Phase Power Requirements
208-240V / 13A 
Europe - 3 Phase Power Requirements
USA - 3 Phase Power Requirements
Power Consumption
Air Requirements

Reducing Windows

Reduces forming area to utilise smaller sheets of material and minimise wastage. Standard or custom size.


A dedicated white trolley with locking wheels and convenient storage for plastics sheet.

Reel Feed Unit

Assembly to hold reel materials. Suitable for the Formech 450DT, 508DT, 508FS and 686.

Starter Pack of Plastic

Assortment of material (HIPS, ABS, PETG) cut to size to fit your Formech vacuum forming machine

Spare parts kit

A consumable parts kit typically including seals, elements, filter, fuses, toggle clamps.

Featured Customers

  • Central St. Martins (Education – UK)
  • Yale University of Architecture (Education and Model Making – USA)
  • Decathlon (Sports apparel R&D – France)
  • Nike (Sports apparel R&D – USA)
  • Reebok (Sports apparel R&D – USA)
  • Under Armour (Sports apparel R&D – USA)
  • Hershey Chocolate (Chocolatier USA)
  • Aardman Animation (Film design - UK)
  • Siemens (Prototyping/R&D – Italy)
  • Techniks bvba (Chocolate & Confectionery - Belgium)
  • SAS Dupont (R&D - France)
  • L'Oreal SA (Cosmetics - France)
  • Baumann Dental GmbH (Dental Laboratories - Germany)
  • WIFI NÖ - Wirtschaftsförderungsinstitut (Education - Austria)
  • Königer Verdrahtungstechnik (Electronics - Germany)
  • Espada Almacenes, S.L (Packaging - Spain)
  • BDN Packaging Ltd (Packaging - Spain)
  • Fa. Edelmann (Toolmakers - Germany)
  • LaserTag GmbH (Toy Makers - Germany)
  • PRATT Institute (Education - USA)
  • Northwestern University (Education - USA)
  • Yale University School of Architecture (Education - USA)
  • Yale University School of Engineering (Education - USA)

Car Body Shell – Polycarbonate

Bottle Tray – HIPS

EFI Sample   Digital Printed Sample


Contact us to find out more information on the 508DT or call us on +44 (0) 1582 469 797