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Maker Lab

Vacuum Forming

Vacuum Forming Machine

Basic Tools Slide Show Image 13 Vacuum Forming Machine

The vacuum forming machine can form plastic sheets around objects to create a form. In the Maker Lab we have a Centroform SV 1217 vacuum former.

Quick Reference

Training Required: Basic Training

Workspace: Forming area 12" x 17"

Materials: Thin plastic sheets

Material Fees: We have plastic sheets (clear and white) available for single projects. Let us know if you want to make multiple forms.

Common Terminology: Mold- the form or object the heated plastic sheet is forced against using a vacuum in order to shape the plastic.

PDF Links

Basic Tool Training

Centroform SV 1217 Manual

Video Links

Vacuum Former Safety Video

Centroform Video

Manufacture Information

Centroform Website

Sample Projects

Screwdriver Tray

Custom tray vacuum formed using the screw drivers as the mold to help organize the tool chest.

Screw driver tray made using the vacuum former