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[Free Guide] Vacuum Forming Using 3D Printed Molds

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    Vacuum forming is a manufacturing process by which a sheet of plastic is heated and pressed over a form to create a finished part. 3D printing is a great way to create low-cost vacuum form molds for low volume manufacturing or prototyping.

    Download this guide today and get started with everything you need to know to start vacuum forming successfully!

    What you’ll learn in this guide:
    • How to design or obtain molds to vacuum form around
    • Preparing and securing a mounting fixture
    • Best practices for heating and loading plastic material
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