[EMS Discuss] Vacuum Former Update
rick at richardosgood.com
Thu Feb 13 21:22:31 PST 2014
We didn't actually form anything because we can't run the heater. But you
can make a mold out of wood or foam or pretty much anything you can carve
to a specific shape. It just has to be heat resistant enough to not melt
with the molten plastic sheet touches it.
On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 9:16 PM, Bob Miller <kbob at jogger-egg.com> wrote:
> Cool! How do you make a mold?
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 8:08 PM, Rick Osgood <rick at richardosgood.com>
> > I just wanted to send out a quick update about the vacuum former project.
> > Tonight we got the vacuum system up and running! And it works! It took
> > about 2-3 minutes to pull a vacuum that registered as 29 inches of
> > (30 is a complete vacuum and he recommends at least 27 for a good vacuum
> > former system). It may have pulled more if we let it go longer, but we
> > didn't test it.
> > This gives me great hope for our vacuum system. There is a slow leak from
> > somewhere(s) but I'm not sure it will present a problem since we don't
> > the tanks to hold a vacuum for longer than a few seconds. We might be
> > to squeeze a bit more performance out of it if we can fix the leaks
> > I intend to put up a blog post with some photos and hopefully a video
> > this week. Keep your eyes peeled.
> > Next step is to build the front control panel and get everything mounted
> > it. I intend to have this completed by the end of March.
> > Rick
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> Bob Miller K<bob>
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