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Vacuum Forming Plastic
Photos showing the vacuum forming process
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This process was used to make the bricks, stones & books for The Secret Garden set.

This is a large (4' X 6') commercial vacuum form press that will handle up to 1/4" plastic.

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Building up the mold Adding a sheet of styrene Locking down the frame Sliding the table into the oven
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The heating coils The styrene starting to heat Testing the styrene Dropping the styrene on the mold
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Pulling the vacuum Knocking loose the molds Opening the frame Pulling the plastic
Vacuum forming
One down, many to go

 Last Updated: 7/9/07