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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by dsrace on December 06, 2018, 03:45:48 PM »
 :nw gg:
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by fabr on December 06, 2018, 02:47:52 PM »
With some preliminary experimentation I think I will try to get the ABS to 375F.  Also am going to make first pull with .065 material.
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by fabr on December 06, 2018, 02:44:58 PM »
Sparks,I also am most concerned with the cup holders. Pretty deep and close together. I do have 8 vac ports around the bottom of each. .125 is pretty thick for it but we'll see.
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by wightsparks on December 06, 2018, 10:53:51 AM »
Looks good. I haven't done ABS vac forming since school - cough-ahem years ago. Will be interested to see if those cup holder form.
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by big dave on December 06, 2018, 10:00:27 AM »
looks like its coming together. look forward to seeing the end product
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by dsrace on December 06, 2018, 09:47:07 AM »
 gg:
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by fabr on December 05, 2018, 09:30:45 PM »
And ,yes,it's all wood.????????? WTH????? I was very surprised to see most hobby units are DIYed from wood. I've tested this out and wood placed directly over it and plastic will get to around 300-325*F . Wood doesn't combust till somewhere around 450 minimum. The foil faced stuff the box is made from doesn't even get hardly warm. Even right up to the heaters you can very comfortably place your hands.  Go figure. Still i have extinguishers at the ready.   ;) ;)




I even saw one made from a cardboard box!!
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by fabr on December 05, 2018, 09:23:49 PM »
I'll do the platen/vac motor  tomorrow assuming the vac motor gets here. 210" w.c. and 15+- CFM will apply approx 15psi atmosphere pressure over the entire pattern. Hopefully that will be sufficient with ABS @300* ish temp and .125 thickness. It will either work or not.   :m   :nw   LMAO
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by fabr on December 05, 2018, 09:17:04 PM »
OK,got a bit done. The low buck sheet heater oven is done other than wiring up the 3 heating units.Here's a link to the units  https://www.ebay.com/itm/Electric-Heater-Ceiling-Wall-Mounted-Home-Garage-Workshop-Heat-Halogen-775-1500W/202502884710?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649  1 sheet of foil faced OSB for the enclosure and a couple 2x2-8' =low buck sheet heater. A pic of the console cover I will bravely attempt (this may be an exercise in stupidity!) and yes ,those are cup holders!!!!
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by dsrace on November 30, 2018, 09:38:11 PM »
this will be interesting to follow!
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