[EMS Discuss] Vacuum Former Update

Bob Miller kbob at jogger-egg.com
Fri Feb 14 10:45:35 PST 2014


So now we need a large format CNC router to carve those Pokemon
character shapes. (-:

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 9:22 PM, Rick Osgood <rick at richardosgood.com> wrote:
> 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>
>> wrote:
>> > 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
>> > mercury!
>> > (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
>> > need
>> > the tanks to hold a vacuum for longer than a few seconds.  We might be
>> > able
>> > to squeeze a bit more performance out of it if we can fix the leaks
>> > though.
>> > I intend to put up a blog post with some photos and hopefully a video
>> > clip
>> > this week.  Keep your eyes peeled.
>> >
>> > Next step is to build the front control panel and get everything mounted
>> > to
>> > it.  I intend to have this completed by the end of March.
>> >
>> > Rick
>> >
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>> >
>>
>>
>>
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>> Bob Miller                              K<bob>
>>                                         kbob at jogger-egg.com
>
>



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