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Offline fabr

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ABS Vacumn Forming
« on: November 20, 2018, 09:03:22 PM »
OK,enemy(or any member for that matter) we both love fabbing stuff from ABS . It has come time for me to dive into DIY vacumn forming. Wondering if you have yet. If so,did you make a heating unit yet? I have you tubed it and googled it and think I have an on the cheap plan. If no one here has done it ,I guess I will be the guinea pig.  5: ;D ;D
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Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 09:39:12 PM »
i have only watched it but never attempted it.  gg:
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Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2018, 02:35:18 PM »
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Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2018, 06:45:18 AM »
I've officially dove into this now. Have my heating elements ordered. Will post pics in a week or so when they get here. All this for just one part. LOL!!!  Well,not just one part,I have plans for more if I can pull this off. From what I'm reading and the initial experimenting I have done I THINK it will be fairly low slope learning curve.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2018, 07:19:00 AM »
this will be a very interesting thread!
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Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2018, 07:52:43 PM »
Maybe.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2018, 11:18:47 AM »
Be sure to post up pics of all the parts, not just the ones you fook up.   rofl rofl

all kidding aside, I'm really interested to see how this goes.

I'll be sitting on the sidelines, watching from a safe distance.
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Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 11:50:37 AM »
If all goes well I'll be ready to give it a first try by next Friday. Heating elements are here . Just need to Fab the enclosure. I'm hoping the learning curve won't be too high.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2018, 09:38:11 PM »
this will be interesting to follow!
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Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Reply #9 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!!!!
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Reply #10 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
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Reply #11 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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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 09:47:07 AM »
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Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 10:00:27 AM »
looks like its coming together. look forward to seeing the end product

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Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Reply #14 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.