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    Gingery Publishing

    Well i mentioned i want to build a vacuum forming machine. Anyhow while the vacuum pump setup is a work in progress, that can now proceed since i picked up a shipment of extra bits and pieces from Niagara this week, one of the things i had ordered was a book on building a vacuum forming machine.

    http://gingerybooks.com/Forming-Shee...tic-Video.html

    I have a different design in mind but wanted to have a reference for some mold tips etc that i have not found much of via the web.

    Bought Vincent Gingerys book for a few $$$ and my initial thought was not great. But then i started digging through the detail in the book and his design and given all the research i have done to date, this guy has a pretty clever sheet clamping technique that i will take and use on my version of this type of machine.

    Most designs i have seen dont cater to allowing variable size plastic to be clamped all round. This one is pretty basic and clever.

    Half way down the page there is a video going back to days of very basic instructional videos its kind of a call back the past movie. How things have changed.
    cheers

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    Pretty cool, Rob. Is that the kind of machine you are designing, or are you doing a more advanced design?

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    Ted i am going with a version i found on build stuff but will adapt it in a few places to suite my desired size outcome.

    http://build-stuff.com/plans/proto-f...g-build-plans/

    The guy who created the plans also has put a kit together for the elements so the heating part is done properly.

    http://build-stuff.com/hardware/heating-elements/

    my plan is to have my vacuum pump be portable and be able to be used for multiple purposes not dedicated to one use.

    But the book while being a bit out of date in terms of latest approaches has lost info in it in my view.

    I specifically will take from it the adjustable clamping idea and adapt it to my own version of the build stuff unit. Dont see why one wants to have to use a specific size sheet each time unless it suites the purpose for the machine.
    cheers

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    Wow. That's a pretty impressive looking machine. You should be able to turn out some cool stuff with that. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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