Filipino Industrial Designer John Tan has just launched the kickstarter for the world’s first digital desktop Vacuum Former.
What is vacuum forming? According to the British Plastics Foundation:
The process involves heating a plastic sheet until soft and then draping it over a mould. A vacuum is applied sucking the sheet into the mould. The sheet is then ejected from the mould. In its advanced form, the vacuum forming process utilizes sophisticated pneumatic, hydraulic and heat controls thus enabling higher production speeds and more detailed vacuum formed applications.
Watch the video to learn more about this invention, which is about to change the way fabrication is done around the world.