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  Topic: tooling release agents? PTFE
trapperdale

Replies: 5
Views: 2300

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:23 pm   Subject: tooling release agents? PTFE
Thanks guys...
received many emails.
the PTFE worked fine
just wiped off the excess and no color transfer.
i was worried about the white powder residue but not a problem.
i prefer Blaster dry sil ...
  Topic: tooling release agents? PTFE
trapperdale

Replies: 5
Views: 2300

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:46 pm   Subject: tooling release agents? PTFE
Hey guys...been awhile
well i ran out of my normal release agent today( silicone) Crying or Very sad
all i have in the shop is
Blaster-dry lube PTFE:roll:
will this take the heat?
will it discolor the black ...
  Topic: platten vac seal
trapperdale

Replies: 0
Views: 2017

PostForum: Tip of the Month   Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:32 pm   Subject: platten vac seal
When building a new machine, or if you are having vacuum leak problems with your platen surface.
Before adding any troublesome silicone to the mess…
Simply polish the perimeter edge 1” top and side ...
  Topic: Oven Design
trapperdale

Replies: 5
Views: 2856

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:23 pm   Subject: Oven Design
did you post up the tile square info on this site???????
  Topic: Oven Design
trapperdale

Replies: 5
Views: 2856

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:27 pm   Subject: Oven Design
Hi Josh,

sorry no one has made a reply.....
they need to know what type of machine you are building
overhead oven?
how big?
zones ?
what material will you be working with?
watt density needed ...
  Topic: power lift for ProtoForm?
trapperdale

Replies: 7
Views: 2888

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:37 am   Subject: power lift for ProtoForm?
hey jdougn

I played with this design a few years ago
You are missing one design point needed
3rd carrier position for loading and unloading plastic/parts...

My design used 4 cylinders, two sta ...
  Topic: happy holidays folks
trapperdale

Replies: 3
Views: 1947

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:13 pm   Subject: happy holidays folks
Happy Holidays to all

To all in the neighborhood day after Christmas
Stop by the shop and say hi
No real work going on I will just be cleaning up the big mess
I made during the holiday rush.
I ...
  Topic: please help
trapperdale

Replies: 1
Views: 2733

PostForum: Injection Moulding & Other Technology   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:19 pm   Subject: please help
thanks guys fot the emails

posting the supplier who makes the lead screws...
http://www.roton.com/
the low prices will make you grin:)
  Topic: please help
trapperdale

Replies: 1
Views: 2733

PostForum: Injection Moulding & Other Technology   Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:51 am   Subject: please help
i need help locating a 8' lead screw or 2500mm
cheap acme thread with anti-backlash nut 1/2 or close...
any leads on cnc parts would be great.


Thanks Dale
  Topic: Vacforming surfboards / fins and leash-plugs.
trapperdale

Replies: 3
Views: 3103

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:37 pm   Subject: Vacforming surfboards / fins and leash-plugs.
hi ULTIMATS

I am an old long board surfer...
Jacobs 12' many days in San Fransisco at the mavericks..

best method to attempt what you are proposing is
"Hot" roto-molding
kayaks and ...
  Topic: Stainless Steel Oven Box
trapperdale

Replies: 47
Views: 16167

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:57 pm   Subject: Stainless Steel Oven Box
Hi Mattax

beautiful build, wish i had the time and patiences to do that quality work.

i am a jonney come lately so if this was covered already
please disregard.....

Are you buying custom siz ...
  Topic: DR. Frankenstein's production machine
trapperdale

Replies: 15
Views: 9096

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:31 pm   Subject: DR. Frankenstein's production machine
unable to get the sound to transfer to the file???
forming .118" ABS
boring little vid...much like watching paint dry.
http://s433.photobucket.com/albums/qq59/TRAPPERDALE/?action=view&curr ...
  Topic: DR. Frankenstein's production machine
trapperdale

Replies: 15
Views: 9096

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:57 pm   Subject: DR. Frankenstein's production machine
Hey Doug,

Ya Belovac is a good start up machine but
they are down toward the bottom of the scale.
Hope i don't offend anyone....
sibe automation.com on ebay makes better working machines
beckl ...
  Topic: DR. Frankenstein's production machine
trapperdale

Replies: 15
Views: 9096

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:39 pm   Subject: DR. Frankenstein's production machine
3000.00 and change
the new vacuum pump ate a third of that easy

beats the heck out of the retail price of buying one.
20k-30k
the best thing about a big fast machine is
i can do a weeks worth o ...
  Topic: DR. Frankenstein's production machine
trapperdale

Replies: 15
Views: 9096

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:34 am   Subject: DR. Frankenstein's production machine
I will try to add video.

it's a shuttle machine...
heaters are set in the back of the machine away from the operator.
the clamping frame shuttles back and forth..back for heating
and then to the ...
 
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