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    Default Help building my own large Vacuum forming machine 4x12 feet

    Hi all,
    Need to DIY a 12x4 ft with 1 ft. draw Vacuumforming machine at tight budget.
    In India, thick sheet forming machine Mfrs. are rare,and they quote exorbitant prices, adding 'trial and error' expenses, since no experience.
    I studied this machines quite a lot Online and working models: Thick-sheet forming is comparatively slow cycle and seems less complicated (?), hence hope to get fabricated by involving metal fabrication, pneumatic and Oven people.

    2mm PETG or 3mm Acrylic digital/Screen printed will be mostly used.

    1. Can anybody help with a simple design ?

    2. Heater: Quartz is best but cannot afford at such size. Can I use Kanthal wire, or Rod heater a must ?

    3. Cam-shell (Lid opening model) is possible or Heater frame up and down or sliding ?

    4. Pneumatic or hydraulic for Heater tray, die movements ?

    Even smallest tips are valuable, please help.

    Thank you for the time.



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    Default Re: Help building my own large Vacuum forming machine 4x12 feet

    Hey.
    If you need the most cheap, then throwing the frame.

    The table is made of plywood 12 mm.
    The case of heating from a stainless steel or other metal.
    As a heating element 500W spiral with ceramic beads.
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    Default Re: Help building my own large Vacuum forming machine 4x12 feet

    I like the vacuum former in the video. It is a nice simple design.



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