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For my own reference [Feb. 24th, 2008|01:20 am]
Verminius Rex

This is from a post about vacuforming that I wanted to document for future use.

"I'm almost positive it can be vacu-formed, but it is not always a great choice. Acrylic is quite brittle to begin with, so a finished part might not be very durable.

There are some great vacuum forming books out there. IIRC my hobbyist book says that styrene is the ideal choice for tough, opaque parts while clear butyrate is the material of choice for vacu-forming clear parts. The movie Enterprise was vacuum formed from clear butyrate using female molds.

You can also vacu-form polycarbonate (i.e. Lexan) but it can be tougher to work with. This stuff makes practically indestructable parts!"

I'm pondering making a vacuform table, this is the material that can be formed.

From: starstraf
2008-02-27 10:18 pm (UTC)
I think Jack knows some stuff about vacuforming
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