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Vacuum Former

66 Fifth Ave, N204   •   Mon-Fri: 9am-10pm, Sat-Sun: 11am-7pm
Open to: all New School students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes


Vacuum forming is a simplified version of thermoforming, where a sheet of plastic is heated to forming temperature, stretched onto a single-surface mold, and forced against the mold by a vacuum.