3D design for speedometers
HPF technology allows precise forming of Makrofol® DE
Today's 3D-molded tachometer displays dominate the overall appearance of many cockpit instrument panels. With the high-pressure forming process (HPF), Makrofol® films can be formed three-dimensionally with a high degree of precision. Thanks to the low forming temperature of the “isostatic” high-pressure forming process and the contact-free heating system, the films are stretched only minimally at a temperature lower than that with thermoforming. Before forming, the films are printed on the back in several printing steps and partly also on the front by screen printing.