Vacuum Former

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Vacuum Former
Vaccuum Former.jpg
Name Vacuum Former/VacuuForm
Zone Kiln Zone
Owner John Sugg less than 100%, Brian Wennberg less than 100%, Glen Moore, Rocco Marras
Make Model Proto Form. Plans-built Vacuum Former
Part Number J
Date Acquired
Storage Location The machine is on casters so it rolls around a lot. However, the vacuum former is usually stored in the KilnZone.
Authorization Required Yes
Status Running
Documentation Coming soon.
Other References Reference this.


A custom built vacuum former. Built at I3Detroit


Do not turn vac pump off during operation or vac pump could be damaged. Do not use a buck with hollow bottom surface or platen could be damaged.

Training is required before using. Contact John Sugg to set up a training time.


While it is simple to operate, this tool can be damaged if not used properly. Please get training before using.

There are 2'x2' styrene sheets (white or black) for you to buy located in the bottom shelf of the machine. Place $3.00 in Kiln Zone cash box for each sheet you use. Multiple sheet thicknesses can be used in the machine. Current sheets are 0.03" thick

Maintenance Info

Report any problems to Kiln Zone Coordinator or


A list of commonly asked questions


What problems does this thing have, or are there improvements that would make it better.

Authorized Users and Trainers

User Name Authorized By Authorized Date
Terry Wynn John Sugg 2013/11/21
Roger Slykhouse John Sugg 2013/11/21
Bill Putt John Sugg 2012/11/13
John Sugg John Sugg 2012/11/13
Jeff Bannow John Sugg 2013/11/12
Eric Merrill John Sugg 2014/10/15
Matt Arnold John Sugg 2012/11/13
Brian Wennberg John Sugg 2012/11/13
Brad Tarratt Bill Putt 2015/05/28
Nick Andersen Bill Putt 2015/05/28
Nikki Weltman Bill Putt 2015/05/28
Trainer Name Certified Date
Terry Wynn 2013/11/21
John Sugg 2012/11/13
Bill Putt 2012/11/13