How to Make a Vacuum Forming Machine?? Yep, a tall order, a complex build, and so many different ways you can go about this. With a project this size there is no way we could show every single step in one episode, but we do our best. Below you will also find links to building your own Vacuum Former Machine!
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Ronnie Kennedy for helping in procuring a used Vaccum Pump for the project!
Special thanks goes out to Rusty Shaw, from Lubbock Skylight Co. to purchase 4 x 8 sheets of ABS plastic. For allowing me to test our vacuum former at his Skylight facility, and heating the sheets of ABS plastic in their enormous overhead oven.
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Build your own vacuum forming machine! Follow the link below to TK560 discussion board for Prop Making, Vacuum Forming and Fan Films
A wealth of information to building your own vacuum table.
VOLTAGE DANGER!! - Please remember to consult an electrician before wiring any voltage seen in our episode. Professional help is always advised when working with any high voltage.
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