The thermosetting materials react to heat softening and subsequently moving back to harden thanks to a three-dimensional cross-linking process. Thanks to the combined effect of heat and pressure you can give them a form.
The thermoplastic polymers react to heat acquiring malleability such as to allow the modeling to finished products and only subsequently move back to acquire rigidity.
The production process
From powder to tablet
In the first stage of processing, the powder (ex. Bakelite) is transformed into tablets through the use of a machine.
From tablet to semi-finished part
In the second phase the tablets are inserted in a particular oven, heated and then inserted into a mold which will be released from the semi-finished product.
Finishing and assembly
Once it cooled, the piece will be subjected to internal and external deburring, cleaning, varnishing, polishing and assembly.