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Usual veneers of different wood species and thicknesses between 0,6 and 1,5 mm are prepared mechanically to become distortable. This is the basis for 3D forming capabilities (bending in two directions). This is comparable to deep-drawing metal sheets usually applied to produce bins from metal sheets by bending the faces.
But, in comparison with metal sheets, 3D veneers become stable if several layers are glued preferably with grains crossing (laminate wood mouldings). Moreover they can be applied as a single layer to a carrier panel, in most cases these are thin veneers.
3D veneer can be prepared for processing (gluing and packing) with usual techniques. 3D forming will be done by a moulding tool as prepared for the current forming degree