Lets Discuss Vacuum Forming

One of the most awesome ways to build custom shapes is to use the vacuum forming method.

This method involves precisely heating plastic sheets and placing it on a surface with a mould as shown below

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When the air is removed, the sheet takes the shape of whatever mould is placed. Its a very efficient and customizable option.

Positives

 

Negatives

  • Wastage of excess material makes it unsuitable for large volumes
  • Certain complex shapes cannot be made

 

 

 

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