SPE Thermoforming Quarterly®

First Quarter 2019

Understanding Electronics Packaging
Jimmy Shah, Impact Plastics, Hamlet, NC

With continued population growth, urbanization, and real-time global connectivity, electronics has become one of the fastest growing industries in our modern society. Constant innovation in the fields of smartphones, tablets, laptops, gaming devices, video recorders and television, increases the need for packaging material to provide safe, easy to handle, lightweight, and to keep products safe from Electro Static Discharge (ESD). North America is the headquarters for some of the leading consumer electronics markets…

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First Quarter 2019

Measuring Wall Thickness Distribution
Excerpted from “Advanced Thermoforming” by S. Engelmann

Normally the exact positions of the measuring points for measuring the wall thickness distribution are at the container walls, often at the angles. If necessary by the geometry of the containers, additional measurements are taken at the each container’s base.

Examples of Measuring Wall Thickness of cups

The exact positions of the measuring points (x, y, z) are often indicated by the customer (see Figure 24.1)…

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