Among the various types of work that are performed in FAB, we want to put out some technical processes.
postforming door, postforming worktop
The "postforming" is a technique suitable for all those situations where the furniture needs to be protected from rough handling, mechanical, thermal or chemical to be. The main advantage of using the postforming is that the surface and edges of the door or of the worktop produced are protected by a laminate only, without additional junctions, using the same veneer.
This technique can be used for laminates that can be bent (those used for the worktops) and the procedure is as follows:
yields a curve on one side, by milling a raw panel and proceeding to gluing the laminate protruding, which is then heated and glued along the profile of the curve.
The preforming technique is used when the raw chipboard is made up of thick paper. In preforming you carve the profile of the door in a lateral position, and is not going to affect the paper melamine top. The part of the leaf laminate which is subsequently output is exploited to close the profile itself and is folded over it when hot. The preforming only generates a connection point, and creates an edge perfectly equal to the surface of the panel of the door.
direct forming process
The direct forming process allows the production of parts in series, thanks to precision molds and special tools to form complex finished parts and empty forms. This automated technology offers a high yield and can eliminate secondary operations. The pieces subsequently will go in a furnace in a controlled atmosphere to complete the sintering. The direct forming process is particularly advantageous in the case of series of over 1000 pieces.