Vacuum Forming Orientation

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.  

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Gain understanding of the physical properties of how the heated & stretched plastic works so you can produce better tool & die. 

What you get: Information packet showing machine
basics and tool design discussed in class. The packet will contain machine instructions, Illustrations, and suggestions on troubleshooting your design.

Each participant will take home a plastic Vac-formed shell created during the class.

What you bring: Whatever you need to take notes. Any drawings you have of parts that you want to create so that we can use them as a learning tool for the other participants (not required).

Who should take this class: Anyone who wants to produce plastic forms for hobby items (soap, concrete, decor/garden, etc.) up to production-quality product parts. No experience is needed in tool design. Participants are encouraged to take woodshop class prior to this class, but not required. 

Class Fees:  

Member ($55)

Non Member ($75)

About the Instructor

Steve Sauer has nearly two decades professional experience in industrial design and prototyping and holds a number of utility & design patents.  His company, Bigger Tuna, helps inventors launch products.

Filters: Age 16+, featured, BiggerTuna, prototyping 

Upcoming Dates

  • NOVEMBER 30 | 6:30-8:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • DECEMBER 14 | 6:30-8:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • DECEMBER 28 | 6:30-8:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • JANUARY 11 | 6:30-8:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • JANUARY 25 | 6:30-8:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • FEBRUARY 8 | 6:30-8:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • FEBRUARY 22 | 6:30-8:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • MARCH 8 | 6:30-8:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • MARCH 22 | 5:30-7:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • APRIL 5 | 5:30-7:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • APRIL 19 | 5:30-7:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • MAY 3 | 5:30-7:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • MAY 17 | 5:30-7:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • MAY 31 | 5:30-7:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • JUNE 14 | 5:30-7:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • JUNE 28 | 5:30-7:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • JULY 12 | 5:30-7:30PM (8 Spots Left)
  • JULY 26 | 5:30-7:30PM (8 Spots Left)
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