Friday, October 20, 2006

Tech- Vacuum Form Mold

Detail prototypes were due Monday. The vacuum-forming process can take a long time, having first to model and mill your mold then you have to pull it twice: once with ABS plastic to coat and protect it and a second time with PETG plastic for the final product. The mold is an expensive rigid foam that is milled with a three axis mill receiving input directly form the computer.