Well, the serious short video didn't stood a chance. Hands full with the forming and the cam with stand are still packed away somewhere. Can't be bothered to try and find them at the moment. What I did find though, is that the CNC router and a vacuum former together are a very powerful duo! So, I decided to take it more serious (well….) now and designed a better setup that allows for more professional results and higher production speed. The new design is more or less based upon the Stelter (check Youtube for that), although I liked the Formech design more because the heated material doesn't have to be moved, hence less loss of temperature while forming. The Formech are using quartz heaters and I couldn't find the right lamps that provide enough heating area for the application. The ones I found have only 480mm heating area on a length of 600mm, which I considered to be not practical (you need an oven 20% larger to have a full cover of the material). The next few weeks will be dedicated to collecting materials and build the new design. The ceramic heater elements are ordered from China (and are sold in the West for crazy high prices!), still looking for a decent priced vacuum pump (5-6 CFM) but are going to try to use a 3HP compressor in reversed mode to start with. I'm using a 31KG used propane gas tank as a vacuum buffer (smelly and will take some time before all gas is extracted from the inside steel). It's a fun project and if it works out the way I hope it will, a very productive tool with lots of possibilities. The previous made vacuum table I will re-use as a sanding table and a vacuum press for veneer and wood forming work. So nothing lost there. The designs of both models lined up. Valves, hoses, tanks, pumps etc. will be filled in on the fly. Wish me luck and steady hands!