Formech’s 300XQ is the world’s leading thermoforming machine for education and product design.

Four heating zones and quartz heaters provides rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials.

Easy to use and highly versatile the 300XQ can adapt to a wide range of applications with class-leading power and efficiency.

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Spec sheet _Mini300XQ

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  

Safety Interlock

Mechanical interlock prevents table being raised whilst heaters are in forward position (all desktop machines).

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).      

Digital Timer

Digital timer with programmable countdown and audible alarm helps achieve consistent cycle times.

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.

  • 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

DSCF7909 copieChocolate Packaging – PVC

Display Tray HIPSDisplay Tray – HIPS

Car Body Shell – Polycarbonate

Contact us to find out more information on the 300XQ or call us on +1 608.424.2524