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Large Vacuum Former
Anybody? Please help. THANK YOU!!!!
Ok so I figured out what was wrong with creating socket. I installed everything by your instructions. Shut down RPi and disconnect. Turned back on and nothing. It looks like I did something wrong. If I run LCD examples everything works ok but doesn't work when I start RPI. Please advise. Thank you! Great project!
Hi. Everything works good but when I reboot Music Player Daemon failed to create socket. Address family not supported by protocol. Any ideas? Thank you.
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hello,We (RDM Makerspace http://www.rdmmakerspace.nl/) are also making this vacuum former. The problem is the heat source doesn't get warm enough the plastic wont melt properly. The lamp we are using is the GU10 halogen 50 Watt 230 volt. 1. Is the lamp we are using the correct one?2. What is the distance between the lamps? We are using 100 mm.
So, what's the electricity bill after one year of daily usage?
Hi Stuart could you contact me on 07931222240 and leave a voicemail if it goes to answer phone and I will get back to you thanks Steve
Hi could you build a large vacuum former for a company in cheshire?
Ok thank you I'll be in touch Monday thanks Steve
Hi Stuart I can't seem to find a phone number for you, could you send it to me then I can call you Monday, thanks Steve
HiWe do do commercial work, give us a ring and we can discuss your requirements. Our contact details are on the website.CheersStuart
The concept of vacuum forming hasn't changed much since it first became a manufacturing process. Heat some thin acrylic sheet and suck it down on a mould. My variation is to force it down on a mound with warm compressed air. Basically the same but different. The largest piece of plastic I have ever formed was a 6 foot long boat! Sadly it was too thin to handle the waves created by an outboard motor and had to be re-enforced with timber before it became practical. My comment on this instructable is cost related. The larger the sheet you heat, the more electricity it consumes. Electricity in Australia at any rate is horrendously expensive. I blame past Governments for their greed in not building infrustructure for the increased population paying them taxes.Anyway... I solved my electricity needs by developing a solar/storage system and changing to propane gas for heating. It's now quite practical to create a very efficient oven using Barbecue gas burners! The cost is now within an affordable range for projects like this one. My vacuum mounting press (for mounting photos to backings without bubbles) is 6 feet x 4 feet. I use the vacuum pump from that press to create a 10 cubic feet store of vacuum that when enabled will suck down most items in a second or so... Provided any edges are carefully holed to prevent bubbles forming. The next holidays and I'll make an instructable about it.
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