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| name = Vacuum former <!-- Name of the item. -->
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|name=Vacuum former <!-- Name of the item. -->
| image = Hackspace_Unknown.png <!-- Image of the item. Leave with placeholder image if none exists. -->
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|image=Vacuum_former.jpg <!-- Image of the item. Leave with placeholder image if none exists. -->
| model = Unknown <!-- Model -->
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|model=Unknown <!-- Model -->
| category = Equipment <!-- Main category. Please leave alone to keep item in this category -->
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|category=Equipment <!-- Main category. Please leave alone to keep item in this category -->
| subcat = Fabrication <!-- Sub-category if one exists. Please check main listing to see other categories contained within the main one -->
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|subcat=Fabrication <!-- Sub-category if one exists. Please check main listing to see other categories contained within the main one -->
| status = Under construction <!-- Set to one of; Good working order, Faulty, Out of order, Under construction, Out of consumables, Scrapped, or Unknown -->
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|status=Under construction <!-- Set to one of; Good working order, Faulty, Out of order, Under construction, Out of consumables, Scrapped, or Unknown -->
| consumables = Thermoplastic sheets<!-- Any items used up in normal operation, such as; ink, paper, saw-blades, cutting disks, oil, etc.. -->
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|consumables=Thermoplastic sheets<!-- Any items used up in normal operation, such as; ink, paper, saw-blades, cutting disks, oil, etc.. -->
| accessories = Unknown <!-- Any items associated with the equipment but not consumable, such as; drill bits, safety gloves, goggles, etc.. -->
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|accessories=Unknown <!-- Any items associated with the equipment but not consumable, such as; drill bits, safety gloves, goggles, etc.. -->
| reqtraining = <!-- Is training required to use this equipment? Yes or no. -->
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| trainlink = Unknown <!-- If training is required, provide a link to training signup or contact page. Otherwise leave blank. -->
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|trainlink=Unknown <!-- If training is required, provide a link to training signup or contact page. Otherwise leave blank. -->
| acnode = <!-- Is the equipment ACnode locked? -->
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| owner = Unknown <!-- Provide a link to owners members page if other than LHS -->
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|owner=Unknown <!-- Provide a link to owners members page if other than LHS -->
| origin = Unknown <!-- If via pledge, please link to the completed pledge page on the wiki -->
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| location = Basement, workshop<!-- Floor, room/zone and location within that area -->
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|location=Basement, workshop<!-- Floor, room/zone and location within that area -->
| maintainers = Hipster <!-- NO LINKS PLEASE; it currently breaks the template. If someone is nominated as managing the upkeep of this item, please list them here. -->
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Build a vacuum former [http://www.vacuum-forming.com/ like this one] to do some [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_forming vacuum forming]. I gather someone else has a similar plan - if you'd like to collaborate then let me know.
 
Build a vacuum former [http://www.vacuum-forming.com/ like this one] to do some [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_forming vacuum forming]. I gather someone else has a similar plan - if you'd like to collaborate then let me know.
  

Revision as of 21:04, 3 June 2013

Vacuum former
Vacuum former.jpg
Model Unknown
Sub-category Fabrication
Status Under construction
Last updated 20 April 2016 10:04:14
Consumables Thermoplastic sheets
Accessories Unknown
Training link Unknown
ACnode no
Owner Unknown
Origin Unknown
Location Basement, workshop
Maintainers Hipster

Build a vacuum former like this one to do some vacuum forming. I gather someone else has a similar plan - if you'd like to collaborate then let me know.

  • Should be fairly easy to construct using laser cut parts.
  • Vacuum source will be a standard vacuum cleaner.
  • Heat source will be a heating element from an oven or similar.

Can then make stuff like this:

vac_form_model.jpg

vacuum-traffic-light.jpg

laguna-clear-web2.jpg