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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Spec sheet 450DT

4" Mono HMI /PLC Interface with Memory Function

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 area (mm/inches)
430 x 280mm / 17 x 11" 
Sheet Size (mm/inches)
450 x 300mm / 18 x 12" 
Max depth of draw
160mm / 7" 
Max Material Thickness
*6mm / 0.25" 
Heating Zones
Heater type
639mm / 25.2" 
525mm / 20.7" 
986mm / 38.8" 
75kg / 165lbs 
Single Phase Power Requirements
Europe - 3 Phase Power Requirements
USA - 3 Phase Power Requirements
Power Consumption
Air Requirements

Reducing Windows

Reduces forming area to utilize smaller sheets of material and minimize wastage. Standard or custom size.


A dedicated white trolley with locking wheels and convenient storage for plastics sheet.

Reel Feed Unit

Assembly to hold reel materials. Suitable for the Formech 450DT, 508DT, 508FS and 686.

Starter Pack of Plastic

Assortment of material (HIPS, ABS, PETG) cut to size to fit your Formech vacuum forming machine

Spare parts kit

A consumable parts kit typically including seals, elements, filter, fuses, toggle clamps.

Featured Customers

  • Louisiana Tech University (Education - USA)
  • University of Arkansas (Education - USA)
  • University of Western Ontario (Education - Canada)
  • Bezinksregierung Arnsberg (Education – Germany)
  • Lancaster University (Education – UK)
  • Roundhill Academy (Education – UK)
  • Watford Boys Grammar School (Education – UK)
  • Deltion College (Education – Netherlands)
  • Nestle R&D Center Inc (Chocolate & Confectionery – USA)
  • Chocolaterie du Haut Giffre (Chocolate & Confectionery – France)
  • Creation Chocolat (Chocolate & Confectionery – France)
  • Trestle Theatre (Film & Theatre – UK)
  • English National Opera (Film & Theatre – UK)
  • Daktari Diagnostics Inc (Medical – USA)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (R&D – USA)
  • Fraunhofer-Institut fur Zuverlassigkeit und Mirkointegration (Prototype Packaging – Germany)
  • Ben & Chocolat (Chocolate and Confectionery - Belgium)
  • BJ Pack SARL (Packaging - France)
  • Ferdinand Mikolasch OHG
  • The Peninsula Paris (Chocolate & Confectionery - France)
  • Mandarin Oriental Paris (Chocolate & Confectionary - France)
  • Mount Blank & Chocolate SARL (Chocolate & Confectionary - France)
  • Douceur d'Oc (Chocolate & Confectionary - France)
  • Lush Manufacturing BC (Cosmetics - Canada)
  • Ultradent Products, Inc. (Dental laboratories)
  • K8 Industridesign AS (Design - Norway)
  • New College Telford (Education - UK)
  • School of the Holy Child Rye (Education - USA)
  • Chambre de Commerce et de l'Industrie de l'Indre (Education - France)
  • Amery Hill Secondary School (Education - UK)
  • The Snaith School (Education - UK)
  • University of Kentucky (Education - USA)
  • College de Maisonneuve - ITEGA (Education - France)
  • HCT Packaging - West Coast (Packaging - USA)
  • BME Consulting (R&D - France)
  • Clarks (Textiles & Apparel - UK)
  • Harvard University (Education - USA)
“Using a Formech vac former to produce masks, particularly the education sets have proved to be ideal. There are no drying times, as with other materials such as latex or papier-mâché, and you can reproduce masks from moulds efficiently. It is also useful when experimenting with mask designs as you can pull a mask to see if it works, then go back and adapt the mould accordingly”
Claire Elcombe, Mask Maker, Trestle Theatre Company


Luxury chocolates in a box, isolated against white background with clipping pathChocolate Packaging – HIPS

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Display Tray HIPSDisplay Tray – HIPS

Car Body Shell – Polycarbonate

Contact us to find out more information on the 450DT or call us on +1 608.424.2524