Vacuum forming is an upgrade version of the thermoforming technology for forming process in production. During the vacuum forming process, the product is completely wrapped by particular films, which are heated and compressed all around, forced against the mold with high temperature and extremely high pressure. It makes sure the product will be 100% precisely formed to a certain size that being wanted.
Traditionally, composite material accessories were molded by heat compression only or vacuum forcement only. It is a low cost and easy way of forming composite materials. However, it is impossible to build the products precisely by a single forcement from temperature or air-pressure. What's more, the heat compressing precess destroys the natural texture of the fabrics. It eliminates the natural touch of products formed in such ways.
Molding of PITAKA products processes in a special autoclave, where products are formed by heating under vacuum conditions. The products are completely wrapped by special films, and then being heated and compressed all around with high temperature and extremely high pressure. It makes sure the products will be 100% precisely formed to a certain size. Also, just like a cushion, the special film absorbs the "punching" from the high pressure and protects the natural texture of raw materials. It assures you an ultimate pleasant grip when holding the product, which we named it "3D Grip".