American Tool is known for their large complex and intricate thermoforming tools as well as the competitive pricing and lead times of small and midsize thermoform tools. Our design and engineers work with our customers to get the best plastic part from our aluminum molds. A wood pattern could be the start of a thermoforming project and American Tool can machine them of wood. They are reliatively inexpensive and allow the customer to make any changes to their design very easy.
Machined Aluminum thermoform molds is American Tools expertise and they can be machined as a male or female tool with water cooling lines installed right into the mold. American Tool has a very large gun drill to drill internal waterlines into a aluminum block. This allows for the molds to be cooled during the molding process. Machined aluminum molds can have details of a injection mold but 1/3 of the cost. We are very familiar with lifters, slides and other moving parts to form undercuts and details that matter most to our customers and theirs. When the customers and engineers come up with the final design material is brought in. A cnc machine is used to cut the solid aluminum block with CAD data and programs. With American Tools very large cnc machines we can machine aluminum blocks up to 86” wide by 160” long and 38” tall.
Our 5 axis is used to cnc pockets and drill holes used to form those details that most shops can’t. After machining our toolmakers assemble the molds and test all the components and cooling features. A final inspection is done and the customer is sent the final mold pictures for approval.
Female machined aluminum pressure form mold with lifters
Male machined aluminum pressure form mold with slides
Female machined aluminum pressure form mold with deep draw
Male machined aluminum vacuum form mold with mirror finish
Female machined aluminum pressure form mold with flipper and slide
Female machined aluminum pressure form mold with deep draw and slides
Male machined aluminum vacuum form mold with deep draw
Temp. male machined vacuum mold with inserts
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