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Buch
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:13 pm    Post subject: Vaquform - thoughts? Reply with quote

Guys, I just saw this project on kickstarter... Pre-order for first batch has started...

Thoughts?

https://www.vaquform.com
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems o.k. I mean, it's fairly easy and low cost to built yourself that type of vacu-form machine (depending of what you want to achieve of course).
Toaster oven will do fine for little project (as well as your normal shop-vac).
Big projects are a little trickier...but that's for another discussion Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a whole bunch of instructions on building your own vacuform machine: https://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuforming/
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, guys... Always much appreciated! Yeah, the two major downsides are the the size and the price....
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Industrial machines are typically bigger. 'Course they cost more too, but the deal is you can always pull small parts on a big machine, but you gotta have a machine that's at least as big as the biggest parts you'll ever pull.

I think the cost is in line with a good machine, but again I wouldn't want a machine of this size. I'd need at least 16x20". Up to 36" would be even better.

Capability to pull thicker material is also a benefit. I doubt this one would do even 1/8".
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