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.


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).

Technical Specs

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 300XQ, 508DT, 508FS and 686.

Starter Pack of Plastic
Spare parts kit
A consumable parts kit typically including seals, elements, filter, fuses, toggle clamps.