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cemgsirj



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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:06 am    Post subject: My machine... Reply with quote

Hi, im from brazil and learn a lot with this web site, and i like to share my construction a little...

Link to my picasa web...

http://picasaweb.google.com.br/Cemgsirj2009/Moldes02?authkey=Gv1sRgCMrcvtXMhaOZ0wE#

Thanks for any sugestion...

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kruzer
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Location: newport, oregon

PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:38 am    Post subject: how do you insert an image in the post? Reply with quote

To insert an image with a post, you must have a URL or somehow can be posted from my computer?
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Deadline



Joined: 09 Feb 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:15 pm    Post subject: 250+ images Reply with quote

Just finished my vacuum former. It was long build but works great.
I have posted over 250 images of my build.


http://codemonkeycrew.com/Articles/ArticleView/tabid/235/ArticleId/26/Vacuum-Form-Build-part-One.aspx
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those videos you posted really do help out alot. I am going to go through with nichrome wire oven now, just need to find those ceramic posts...
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jdougn
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jannypan wrote:
Those videos you posted really do help out alot. I am going to go through with nichrome wire oven now, just need to find those ceramic posts...


Hello Jannypan & welcome to the forum. The ProtoForm vac former overhead oven like Deadline built, and documented so well, does not use ceramic posts. http://codemonkeycrew.com/Articles/ArticleView/tabid/235/ArticleId/36/Vacuum-Form-Build-part-Eight.aspx
However, ceramic posts, nichrome, high temp wire, and other heating related products can be found at More Electric Heating:
http://www.morelectricheating.com

hope this helps, DougN
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IMMark
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Location: Columbus, Ohio

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:36 am    Post subject: Pictures of my machine Reply with quote

Finally got around to taking some pictures and thought that I would share them. First I would like to point out that my machine, while completely working ....I still consider it to be a work in progress, as I will continue to refine and improve.
Although I did purchase the Protoform plans, as you can see most of the machine is based on my own design. However as mentioned other times, Doug's plans were a wise investment. I would also like to give much credit to TK560 and everyone that has contributed!!!!
For the tech geeks among us, the stats are;
Max sheet size; 32"x48" (as pictured with 24"x32" reducer frame and platen)
Oven Output; 14,079 watts @ 9.1666 watts sq. in.
Electric; 220 volt 80 amp (actual draw of 64 amps continuous) for oven
110volt 20 amp for vacuum pump and cooling fan
Pump; Busch 15 cfm, 110v
Tanks; 41 gals total (26 gal + 15 gal), plumbed as 2 stage system
I have set up the oven as a 4 zone, each zone infinite controlled from off to max.
Carrier frame travel is 32"
That's about it, thanks for looking....Enjoy Very Happy
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh123/immark/Thermoforming%20Machine/P7060473.jpg
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IMMark
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooops, I thought pictures would be show up here.
I will try that part again.







Thanks
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jdougn
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good Mark!
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IMMark
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks DougN Smile
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DirkSteele



Joined: 21 Nov 2007
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Location: Atlanta, GA

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:04 pm    Post subject: Newbie First Table Reply with quote

Hi All,

Long time lurker, some buddies and I recently finished our first table, not as elegant as many I have seen here, but it is certainly functional:







Thanks to this community for all the helpful posts, it really helped when tackling this project.

Mike
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Fredo
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decided to post the links to my vacuum formers instead of reposting all the pictures here. This is the 2'x2'



http://www.tk560.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1362

and the 12"x12"



http://www.tk560.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1683 .......Fredo
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MicroCast
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Joined: 09 Sep 2011
Posts: 5
Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if I can embed youtube videos but here is a link to some pulls on the 300

Gang mold of ladybugs / slight edit waiting for cool down.
http://youtu.be/NnyU3-kUlH0

Pulling my Eagle.
http://youtu.be/Tbk3sBjQIQ0
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Chivo



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Location: Australia

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Build and a little different.





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IMMark
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Location: Columbus, Ohio

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is one beautiful machine! I just finished a cnc build...so I appreciate your use of E chain, E stops, and your graphics...which you did on a cnc?
Anyway, very nice...thanks for posting!
Mark
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spektr
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Joined: 07 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely Done.... It's amazing the design work you can do from cruising a few commercial sites.... The only thing I can see to add is an air ram stop for varyng the position of different mold bases as they move up. Either you have it set below the height of the tallest tool and use its mold base to get to the Z axis zero point, or you adjust the ram to do the same thing.....

Scott
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