What is thermoformed EVA?
Most commonly known for it’s use in shoe wear, EVA material is often referred to as foam rubber. Our thermoforming process allows us to utilize this material to create “hard shell” cases that are soft to the touch, and won’t crack like plastics.
Is EVA foam thermoforming?
Foam parts with our thermoforming finishing are of semi-harness, smooth surface and contoured shape which can effectively help protect from impact, shock, dust and moisture with excellent cushioning. Our thermoforming techinique can work with two main material including EVA foams and cross linked polyethylene foams.
What is thermoforming foam?
Foam Thermoforming “Thermoforming” is a general description of several different foam-forming methods in which a thermoplastic foam sheet is heated in an oven until it has reached its pliable forming temperature. The sheet is then placed on, or in, a mold formed to a specific shape and allowed to cool.
Is EVA foam mold resistant?
Here at CCG, EVA foam (otherwise known as ethylene vinyl acetate) material is in high demand. And for good reason. This space-age stuff is probably the most versatile moldable material in the world. It’s soft, resilient and has compression-recovery characteristics that are second to none.
How do you make EVA Foam solid?
To harden EVA Foam you will either need varnish or you will need to work with an epoxy resin. Varnish is normally used to seal wood. It drys rigid and transparent.
What you can do with EVA Foam?
EVA Foam is a great material for constructing costumes and props of all different kinds, from period armor and swords to slick futuristic robots. It is especially beloved by cosplayers and prop makes because it is lightweight, cheap, and can easily be cut, carved, and even heat shaped to create interesting forms.
How do you use thermoform foam?
However, generally speaking, thermoforming foam takes place when you place a thermoplastic foam sheet inside an oven, heat it until it is pliable, and then place it in or on a mold, where it can take on its shape and then cool.
How do you harden EVA Foam?
How do you shape EVA Foam without a heat gun?
Just use an iron 😀 I needed to flatten a roll of 6 mm EVA foam, and an iron set to low did the trick nicely. Set to medium, it warmed the foam enough for shaping. Set to high, it heat sealed the surface very quickly. This trick only works for flat pieces, but it still might come in handy!