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Vacuum Forming Machine

Discussion in 'Vacuum Forming Machines' started by rengelking, May 22, 2017.

  1. rengelking

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  2. Giarc

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    What is your heating element? This is a cool project. I am curious as to how strong the plastic is, too. I have some projects this would work well with.
     
  3. rengelking

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    Thanks! It uses 2 of these heaters.. you have to carefully disassemble them, and rewire them; I was able to reuse the controls, but I disabled the thermal safety sensors, and also bypassed the over voltage cutoff. I have them set at half power. They work great because the heat is only absorbed by the plastic, with the aluminum reflecting most of it:
    Ecotronic 1500-Watt 2-Element Infrared Electric Portable Heater-TQH05 - The Home Depot
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  4. rengelking

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    Thanks fir the info.
     
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    Nicely done.
     
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    Thanks for the build and sharing your ideas, looks like it works great!!! I have a vacuum forming table already but lacked a heating source (not any more though :). I'll have too stop by Home Depot this weekend and see if they have any in stock, hell, they might even be on clearance...could I get so lucky!?!?

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