Sheet Press R30

Product Code: R30

The R30 Sheet Press forms the chipped plastic into new sheets of material ready for use.

The R30 Sheet Press converts granulated thermoplastic material into a usable form using heat pressure. As standard, the formed article is a flat plastic sheet, which can be typically used for vacuum forming, laser cutting, line bending. There are also tools available for making shaped parts, for example frisbees, on the machine.

This equipment has been included in the ATEQ range because it fulfils our selection criteria: 

  • be designed for educational use
  • be the safest version of its type
  • be as easy to use as possible
  • be tested in classrooms around the world
  • maximise opportunities for direct student use
  • maximise the process of learning through making
Price on application  



A removable material cassette is loaded with granules of the material to be pressed. For best results the granules are sprinkled uniformly over the base of the cassette. The cassette is then loaded into the R30 sheet press, and clamped firmly between two temperature comtrolled aluminium hotplates. The heat and pressure causes the material granules to soften and fuse. At the end of the pressing cycle, the material cassette is unloaded and allowed to cool. The formed sheet of material can then be removed and used. Optional stands and cooling fan set are available for the R30.

As standard, the R30 produces a sheet size that is suitable for use on our 725FLB Vacuum Former. Other sizes of material can be produced using separately available heating trays. The R30T1 produces a sheet of 457 x 305mm, while the R30T3 produces a sheet of 305 x 229mm (suitable foour our 1210 Vacuum Former).

  • Voltage: 240V 50-60Hz
  • Max Current: 8 Amps
  • Standard Panel Size: 457 x 254mm
  • Average Panel Thickness: 2-3mm
  • Average Time to Produce a Sheet: 10 minutes
  • Dimensions: 69 x 51 x 62cm
  • Weight (Bare Machine): 92kg
  • Weight (Packed): 111kg