Create your own plastic forms. Custom ice cube trays, custom chocolate molds, regardless of intricacy, vacuum forming can do it.
"THINGAMAJIG" by Jason Shaw (http://audionautix.com/index.html)
More about the DIY Vacuum Forming Machine:
-It holds 12" x 12" pieces of plastic
-I've used it to shape a few types of thermoforming plastics, like ABS, polystyrene, and PETG. Any thermoforming plastic that deforms at oven temperature will work.
-It has a raised vacuum surface so you can press the frame down over your mold
-It is air-tight (except for the top) sealed with silicone gel
-Any standard 1 1/4" vacuum hose extension fits in the machine
-Oven and Vacuum are required
I'd like to purchase a table saw and sander to improve the look and quality of cuts and finish of the product. This will also allow me to build the machine faster in the future. It's my goal to offer this at the lowest price so everyone can try their hand at vacuum forming.
Your support will allow me to get a feel for the market, what it's like to produce a moderate number of vacuum formers, and the tools to do it at reasonable production rate.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $1,200 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 25, 2012.
Jul 26, 2012 - Aug 25, 2012 (30 days)
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I will personally thank you in a video on my YouTube channel: DIYVacuumFormingEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
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I will personally thank you in a video on my YouTube channel: DIYVacuumForming AND if I have at least 10 backers on this reward, I will make a chocolate Spongebob and show it on my YouTube channel.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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I will attempt to vacuum form an item you suggest and show it on my YouTube channel. It must be an object under 5$ (or if you really like, you may ship it to me). Not everything is formable (google draft angle). Prepare multiple suggestions.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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A DIY Vacuum Forming Machine and a personal thank you on my YouTube channel.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A DIY Vacuum Forming Machine with two 12" x 12" sheets of polystyrene and an opportunity to feature your creation on my YouTube channelEstimated delivery: Oct 2012