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Vacumme Molding Machine

BrianBrian Posts: 68Member ✭✭
Hi Guys,

Do you think it will be advisable to build a small vacumme molding machine to do your own abs shapes? And who will be able to give some advice or plans to build one

Thanking you in advance

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  • willie14228willie14228 Posts: 235Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    Brian said:
    Hi Guys,

    Do you think it will be advisable to build a small vacumme molding machine to do your own abs shapes? And who will be able to give some advice or plans to build one

    Thanking you in advance
    Check out RC plane and car forums both use vacuum molding and DIY for canopy and body shells it would be a good place for info 
    But for 1 per shell and the fact that you can paint and re-use I don't think it would be worth it unless you wanted to take it to the next level like shapes and size of guitars stocks etc 
  • studebakerstudebaker Posts: 2,855Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭✭✭
    The ironic thing is that buying the raw styrene sheets will cost more than pre-made speed shapes....
  • willie14228willie14228 Posts: 235Member ✭✭✭
    @studebaker
     True, but the idea of making stocks and guitar body might have some merit 

  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,782Administrator El Jefe

    @studebaker
     True, but the idea of making stocks and guitar body might have some merit 

    3D printer would be of more use for that type of thing...
  • willie14228willie14228 Posts: 235Member ✭✭✭
    @studebaker
     True, but the idea of making stocks and guitar body might have some merit 

    3D printer would be of more use for that type of thing...
    I've never used a 3d printer or seen what material costs is a 3d printer material cheaper? 
  • studebakerstudebaker Posts: 2,855Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nope, A 3D print would cost 3 times what a speed shape would cost in material alone. Not counting the 2 hours it would take to print each one. And then you would have to acetone polish it to get it smooth enough to show to a customer. But on the plus side, you could have guitar shaped speed shapes.
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,782Administrator El Jefe



    @studebaker
     True, but the idea of making stocks and guitar body might have some merit 

    3D printer would be of more use for that type of thing...

    I've never used a 3d printer or seen what material costs is a 3d printer material cheaper? 

    On stocks and guitar bodies? Yes...Speed shapes?..No...
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