Based on institutional knowledge built since 1976, along with significant individual expertise, Hampel establishes the optimal design and process for even the most complex thermoforming applications. Whether you’re looking for innovative, turnkey engineering and design solutions or engineering support and project management, Hampel’s team is proven to deliver success. Contact us today to discuss your needs.
- Turn Key or collaborative
- Project management capabilities
- Latest technology in equipment and software
- Prototyping capabilities
- Part design or design assistance and recommendations
- Tool design and development
- Ability to quickly integrate high volume tooling transfers
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Engineering Analysis and Evaluations
Hampel engineers analyze the entire process as well as the final product, not just the part, to ensure your parts are produced efficiently and in the most cost effective manner. Hampel’s engineering analysis and evaluation capabilities can take cost out your final product and help shorten your time to market.
Examples of these cost savings and efficiencies include:
- Material recommendations
- Tool/Part modifications
- Process enhancements
- Reduction of secondary operations
- Trimming efficiencies
- Packaging considerations
Hampel’s project management tools, skills and experience ensure you’re project will be completed on time, on budget and at the most exacting quality standards possible. Regardless of run size, ranging from just a few parts to thousands of parts, Hampel’s award winning project management team can be depended on every time.
Software and File Types Accepted
Hampel engineers utilize the latest technology and software available. Pro Engineer is the base design software, but nearly all file types can be accepted such as igs, stp, dxf, dwg and more. Our Surfcam and Power Inspect software enables accurate programming and validation of parts.
Hampel utilizes the latest design software upgrades of Pro-Engineer Wildfire. All tooling design is done utilizing Pro-E software to ensure optimization of material usage and ease of manufacturing.
Pro-E, the most robust and versatile parametric solid modeling solution for computer aided design, capabilities include:
- Simulate and analyze to improve product performance and optimize product design resulting in a quality, cost-effective product
- Share digital product data seamlessly with you via e-mail or our user friendly FTP site
- 3-D modeling capabilities
SURFCAM enables Hampel’s automated trimming equipment to precisely trim your thermoformed product to specification. This software provides Hampel programmers the ability to easily convert a part model of various import formats to an actual trim program, downloadable to any one of Hampel’s numerous automated trim cells.
Power Inspect software allows Hampel’s quality assurance team to provide complete inspection of your product utilizing a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). Hampel can provide complete ISIR, Capability studies or PPAP’s to ensure your parts meet the specifications required on a consistent basis.
There are numerous material options available that can be used in the thermoforming process. Material options have increased over the years offering many choices from simple colors and textures to more complex applications such as automotive finish quality to chemical resistant materials. Hampel engineers have the know-how and expertise to specify the right material for each application. Hampel has the ability to work with nearly all thermoformable materials.
The following is a list of some of the more common thermoforming materials available.
- PE – Polyethylene
- Cast Acrylic Composites
- ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
- HIPS – High Impact Polystyrene
- HMWPE – High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
- PP – Polypropylene
- TPO – Thermoplastic Olefin
- Altair Plus®
- Film & laminates
- PC – Poly carbonate
- PET – Polyethylene Terephthalate
- Engineered resins
- UL Rated materials