Vacuum Former

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Vacuum Former/VacuuForm

A custom built vacuum former. Built at I3Detroit

Basic Info

  • Ownership: John Sugg less than 100%, Brian Wennberg less than 100%, Glen Moore, Rocco Marras
  • Location: The machine is on casters so it rolls around a lot. However, the vacuum former is usually stored in the KilnZone.
  • What it looks like:
Vacuum Former

Manufacturer Information

  • Make/Model: Proto Form. Plans-built Vacuum Former
  • Part Number: J


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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 2x2 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.

Authorized Users and Trainers

Certified Trainers

Trainer NameCertified Date
Bill Putt13 November 2012
John Sugg13 November 2012
Terry Wynn21 November 2013

Authorized Users

User NameTrained ByTrained Date
Bill PuttJohn Sugg13 November 2012
Brian WennbergJohn Sugg13 November 2012
Eric MerrillJohn Sugg15 October 2014
Jeff BannowJohn Sugg12 November 2013
John SuggJohn Sugg13 November 2012
Matt ArnoldJohn Sugg13 November 2012
Roger SlykhouseJohn Sugg21 November 2013
Terry WynnJohn Sugg21 November 2013

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