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Re: Vac U Forming?

Original poster: BunnyKiller <bunikllr-at-bellsouth-dot-net> 

Hi Gregory...

black ABS works well and in the real world they use a serious set of heat 
lamps to soften the material...

Scot D

Tesla list wrote:

>Original poster: Gregory Hunter <ghunter31014-at-yahoo-dot-com>
>Has anyone on the list ever attempted to vac u form a
>small toroid? I have the ability to cast small toroid
>halves of plaster of paris. They come out smooth and
>perfect, but they are also heavy and quite fragile. I
>was thinking of using a plaster toriod half as a male
>vac u form object. Once I join the two plastic vac u
>form model halves together, I could sand down the glue
>joint and wrap with aluminum tape. I welcome any tips
>or hints on hobby vac u forming. For example, what is
>the best kind of plastic for this purpose? Can I use a
>small heat lamp to soften the plastic from above, or
>must I use an "oven"?
>Gregory R. Hunter