Formech continues to bring the latest technology and features to a wider range of accessibly priced vacuum forming machines. The new 450DT (which replaces the 300XQ) features a high resolution digital PLC and touchscreen for convenient and precise control. A graphically driven display with easy to understand icons provide intuitive control whilst a 20-program memory allows users to conveniently store and recall projects.

A world best-seller, Formech’s 300XQ has built an unmatched reputation for professional performance at an affordable price. Evolution to the 450DT offers today’s students, designers and inventors the latest user experience with industry standard control technology.

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    Mitsubishi integrated PLC/HMI with 4'' mono touch screen control and 20 programmable presets.
  • Quartz Heaters with Variable Standby
    Quartz heaters have the benefit of a rapid response and high efficiency resulting in time and energy savings.
  • 4 Independently Controllable Heating Zones
    Four heating zones and quartz heaters provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials
  • Vacuum & Release
    After the formed part has cooled, air is forced between the mould and the sheet to help it release.
  • Vacuum Gauge
    A visual indication of consistent vacuum pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).
Forming area430 x 280mm / 17 x 11"
Sheet Size450 x 300mm / 18 x 12"
Max depth of draw160mm / 7''
Max Material Thickness*6mm / 0.25''
Heating Zones4
Dimensions and Weight

639mm / 25.2"

525mm / 20.7"
Depth986mm / 38.8"
Weight75kg / 165lbs
Electrical Specifications
Single Phase Power Requirements

Europe - 3 Phase Power RequirementsN/A
USA - 3 Phase Power RequirementsN/A
Power Consumption2.3kW
Air RequirementsN/A