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Vacuum Forming Demo Technique

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 Vacuum Forming Demo Technique
11-10-2002 07:03 . am | View his/her posts only
9 times out of 10 you will find that you have to create your mold with the parting faces running down to a flat (planar) face. The transitional relief command will allow you to do this. However in a demonstration it is not always the most efficient method in that enviroment. So, If you:-

1: Create your parting faces as normal.
2: When you extrude your stock material, apply the nominal draft that is required for the relief.
3: Use the trim plates to core and cavity region to create the insert.
4: Finally extrude the bottom edges of your stock out which will give you the flat planes required for the vacuum mold.

This process takes less than a minute instead of 10 minutes.

Hope this helps.

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11-10-2002 11:03 . am | View his/her posts only
Joc,
Thanks for the suggestions.
Since some of us [hand raised] r kind of slow, could you create a VX part with both types of relief.
BTW, How was the show? Any pictures?

-SoCalSwami

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16-10-2002 09:48 . am | View his/her posts only
I agree, it would be nice to see a basic example of this. Thanks in advance Joc!

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24-10-2002 10:45 . am | View his/her posts only
As soon as I get access for uploading I will supply a file.

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29-10-2002 06:28 . pm | View his/her posts only
email me something and I'll post it for you.
Otherwise just go to the ftp/public section and post there.

BTW Seen any good movies lately???

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30-10-2002 08:43 . am | View his/her posts only
I have would you like to see it.
I will arrange a file for you.
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