Vacuum forming works by heating a plastic sheet and pulling it into a shaped vacuum forming tool using vacuum suction. The sheet then cools and sets in the required shape. To see a schematic view of this, have a look at our vacuum forming process page and to see it in action have a look at the video below.
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Also check out our other vacuum forming advice pages for more tips, design considerations, material selection advice and more. Once a product has been formed, it still needs to be removed from the vacuum forming sheet. To find out more about how that's done, have a look at our vacuum forming finishing methods page.