I'm thinking of getting a vacuum former box (hobby-type), but i'm getting quite cunfused, when it gets to the plastic sheets used in theese. Does anyone know, which kind of plastic sheets, that can be used in a vacuum former?
Post by GunZ McGraw on Jun 27, 2016 15:43:27 GMT -5
Depends on what you are casting and how big. I'm guessing concrete as you are on the forum so ABS is a good durable easy to form plastic. You could use cheaper HIPS if you are casting the molds yourself as HIPS is a more fragile and won't take abuse. 040 to 060 is a good thickness for hobby I would think.
I don't know why my reply doesn't post. I have talked to at friend about it, and he thougt, that PET og PET-G is the types used, but they are hard to find her, unless I have a company.
Ill try ABS - thanks
PET is easy to form. A little more $ I think. Tis here anyways. Food safe too. Might have a hard time finding it in a thickness to suit your mold size. I can only get it in 020 & 030.
Most molds I make for myself I use HIPS. Cheap and pulls very good detail. As I'm the one using them I know how to handle them so they last and don't crack. So HIPS is good for yourself when using care when casting. Not so good to use for selling molds as newbs will end up breaking them.