Formech’s 508FS (Floor-Standing) machine offers significant advantages over the desktop series with pre-stretch, auto-level and a much more powerful flow rate for demanding applications.

Intuitive, graphically driven touch-screen control with memory function makes the 508FS very easy to use, whilst powerful forming capabilities provide extensive project versatility. Higher wattage Quartz heaters (vs. 508DT) further enhance the 508FS capability.

Forming Area 19" x 17" 482mm x 431mm
Sheet Size Area 20" x 18"
508mm x 457mm
Max Thickness .25" 6mm

7 in stock

4" Mono HMI /PLC Interface with Memory Function
Mitsubishi integrated PLC/HMI with 4" mono touch screen control and 20 programmable presets.
Pre-stretch enables the user to pump air into the heated sheet, creating a bubble to avoid thinning of material with deeper tools.
Avoids material sag during the heating cycle and maintains an even distance between heater and sheet whilst providing the user with an audible indication the material is ready to form.
Quartz Heaters with Variable Standby
Quartz Heaters with Variable Standby
Quartz heaters have the benefit of a rapid response and high efficiency resulting in time and energy savings.
Multi-zone heaters
Multi-zone heaters
Four heating zones and quartz heaters provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials
Vacuum & Release
Vacuum & Release
After the formed part has cooled, air is forced between the mould and the sheet to help it release.
Vacuum Gauge
Vacuum Gauge
A visual indication of consistent vacuum pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).
Dry rotary vane pump 10m3 / hr
Dry rotary vane pump 10m3 / hr
Oil free and requires minimal maintenance
Forming area (mm/inches) 482 x 432mm / 19 x 17″
Sheet Size (mm/inches) 508 x 457mm / 20 x 18″
Max depth of draw 290mm / 11.5″
Max Material Thickness 6mm / 0.25″
Heating Zones 4
Heater type Quartz
Width 757mm / 29.8″
Height 1140mm / 44.9″
Depth 1474mm / 58″
Weight 125kg / 275lbs
Single Phase Power Requirements 208-240V/20A
Europe – 3 Phase Power Requirements N/A
USA – 3 Phase Power Requirements N/A
Power Consumption 4.22kW
Air Requirements 80 PSI/5 bar

Download 508FS Spec Sheet [PDF]


  • University of Rochester (Education – USA)
  • ETH Zurich (Education – Switzerland)
  • KTH (Education – Sweden)
  • University of the Arts London (Education – UK)
  • University of Teeside (Education – UK)
  • Universzita Tomase Bati ve Zline (Education – Czech Republic)
  • Universidade do Minho (Education – Portugal)
  • Tourbillon Patisserie (Chocolatier – France)
  • Sodebo (Chocolatier – France)
  • Harmac Medical Products (Medical – USA)
  • Serco (Defence R&D – UK)
  • Apple Inc (Prototyping/R&D – USA)
  • Cyberdroid (Prototyping / R&D / Robotics – France)
  • Ligier Group (Automative – France)
  • Automative Amiens (Automotive – France)
  • University of Nottingham (Education – UK)
  • PT Kawan Lama Sejahtera (Education – Indonesia)
  • Airborn Interconnect, Inc (Electronics – USA)
  • Fusion Optix (Optical Solutions – USA)
  • Gen Pak (Package Prototype – USA)
  • Airborn (Packaging – USA)
  • LWB Steinl GmbH & Co KG (Plastic Sheet Extrusion – USA)
  • Blackhawk Industrial (R&D – USA)
  • Isosport Verbundbauteile GmbH (Sport Products – Austria)
  • Riverside Tool Corps (Toolmakers – USA)
  • School of Visual Arts NY (Education – USA)
  • OTIS (Education – USA)