Idea - FICS

PortableVacuumForming Machine

Team and Contact Details

Student Name School Degree Year Email
Hafiz Muhammad ArslanSMMEUndergraduateFourtharslanahmad546@gmail.com
Muhammad Ali HaiderSMMEUndergraduateFourthmuhammadalihaider95@gmail.com
Muhammad Umer FarooqSMMEUndergraduateFourthmumerfarooq1049@gmail.com

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need:

Idea Details

Idea Name: PortableVacuumForming Machine
Slogan: Making Manufacturing Easy
Supervisor Name: Dr. Mian Ashfaq Ali
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: SMME
Supervisor Department: Mechanical Engineering
Contact number: 03005820833
Email ID: mian.ashfaq@smme.nust.edu.pk
Abstract:
    Vacuum Forming involves heating a plastic sheet until soft and then draping it over a mold. A vacuum is applied sucking the sheet into the mold. The sheet is then ejected from the mold.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Such a portable machine is not available in our country and the imported ones are quite expensive. We are hoping to manufacture first such machine in Pakistan and help our local manufacturers.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Such a machine can be used by local manufacturers, industries, in product development etc. for making all kinds of products. It can be used to make logos and advertisement boards as well
How will the solution works
    Every vacuum forming machine has 3 basic parts: the heater, the vacuum source and the structure of the machine. We want to reduce the size of our machine to make it portable. The manufactured machine will be used to manufacture open-sided plastic products. Molds for this process can be easily manufactured through 3D printing or CNC machines. The basic thermoforming process is the same: heating the sheet, placing it in the mold and then creating a vacuum to form the sheet to the shape of the mold
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    We do not have any competition in the field of vacuum forming in our country as nobody is making these machines for commercial or industrial use. We will be the first manufacturer of portable vacuum forming machine in Pakistan
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2021-01-08 (1910)