Open Source Vacuum Forming Machine

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  • A machine for Vacuum Formong
  • Simple forms connected to a vacuum cleaner work, but need external sheet heating, and are less "streamlined" in the sense of the workflow
  • Main use cases are making thin shells, clear windsheilds/domes from clear plastic, making masks (decrative, or face sheilds), and molds

Industry Standards

Existing Open Source Designs

  • All those smaller jigs
  • Need to look into sheet heating

Minimum Viable Product

Basic Design

  • Internal Heating via top mounted elements/source
  • Raise/lift mechanism
  • Integrated suction/vacuum generator
  • Some sort of quick release holder for the forms
  • IS THE PID HEATING really that useful on the Vaquform DT2?
  • Nice IO Panel






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