Therapeutic Bed Benefits From Twin Sheet Thermoforming
We used our Technical Twin Sheet Thermoforming process to manufacture these parts for a therapeutic bed. This is part of a hospital bed Safety Siderail system. The system helps prevent patients from becoming wedged between the mattress and steel rails, a common issue with hospital beds. We twin-sheet thermoform the parts from a 94V0 Kydex material, using a textured mold. Each Siderail is a two piece assembly, with the piece in the upper view creating a “handle” that captures two rotating metal discs.
Insert #1 shows the hollow nature of the twin-sheet process. The hollow area fits over a molded mounting boss similar to the feature highlighted in Insert # 2.
Insert #2 shows a molded mounting boss (essentially two material thicknesses for strength and molded dimensions on both side). Additionally, the Insert shows a novel treatment of trimming the parting line, or weld-line, of the two sheets. We utilize this trim treatment so that it does not protrude out from the part. By using this technique, we then achieve a smooth, cleanable and cosmetically appealing edge.
Created for: KCI Licensing, Inc.