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{{Equipment
{{Equipment
|owner=[[User:Hive13]]
|owner=[[User:Hive13]]
|assetTag=HV0143
|consumables=no
|model=CentroForm LV1827
|model=CentroForm LV1827
|ProjectImage=File:5590121729.jpg
|ProjectImage=File:5590121729.jpg
|arrived=06/2017
|arrived=06/2017
|doesitwork=Yes
|doesitwork=Yes
|certification=Yes
|Image=File:HV0143.jpg
|contact=[[User:Daniel]]
|certification=No
|where=1A}}
|contact=FabLab Warden
|where=Laser Bay
|subcat=Crafts
|Manual = File:Centroform-Manual.pdf}}


= Acquisition =
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Purchase of the CentroForm LV1827 was authorized by member vote in April of 2017.  The order was placed with the OEM on May 12,2017.  The machines are built-to-order with a stated two week delivery.  The machine ships via FedEx Ground as two boxes.


= Installation =
==Acquisition==
The machine requires two dedicated 110VAC 15amp circuits.  
Purchase of the CentroForm LV1827 was authorized by member vote in April of 2017.  The order was placed with the OEM on May 12,2017.  The machines are built-to-order with a stated two week delivery.  The machine shipped via FedEx Ground as two boxes.  It arrived and was first assembled on June 14, 2017.


= Certification Process =
==Installation==
The machine requires 15 Amps at 240V.A.C., and has a NEMA 6-15 plug on it.


Step 1) Watch these videos prior to requesting use of the welder:
*http://www.centroform.com/home.html
*http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4bClzfu_Gg&feature=youtu.be
ProjectImage=File:5590121729.jpg
*http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7f0PG-cD0Q&feature=youtu.be
==Usage==
*http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmLX4Yl53UU&feature=youtu.be
*http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLRm14sTsoY&feature=youtu.be
*http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gphgytmQtEk&feature=youtu.be
*http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBcCuYX9YAs&feature=youtu.be
*http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH9ayqDo0e4


2) Request hands on training from a person already certified
*Forming Material:
**Works with all formable plastics, including:
***Styrene
***Acrylic (Plexiglas)
***Pet-G
***PVC
***ABS
***Polyethylene
***Vinyl
***HDPE (possible, but difficult, needs lots of draft on the form)
**Sheet size : 21-1/4" x  30-1/4"
**Up to 1/4" thick
*Forming area : 18" x  27"
*Max. depth of draw 9 -11 inches depending on mold Geometry


3) Hands on training
Here is a short video by the manufacturer on how to use it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8a2KrEOzxU
    a) demonstrate competency to safely turn on and off welder (also attach tips/outlet plugs etc)
    b) demonstrate competency welding bar onto existing certification bars (both tack and finishing welds)
 


== Safety Rules ==
User manual:  [[:File:EZFORM LV 1827 Manual 6-22-17.pdf]]
 
* Do not use the welder if you have not had proper training.
* Never use the welder without a second person present to act as a fire watch.
* After using the welder, stay at the Hive for at least an hour to be sure that nothing is smoldering.
 
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Latest revision as of 22:59, 3 July 2021


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Owner/Loaner: User:Hive13
Hive13 Asset Tag: HV0143
Make/Model: CentroForm LV1827 (google)
Arrival Date: 06/2017
Does it work?: Yes
Certification Needed?: No
Contact: FabLab Warden
Floorplan: Laser Bay
Manual: File:Centroform-Manual.pdf
Vacuum_Forming_Machine.png



EZFORM SV 1217.jpg

Acquisition

Purchase of the CentroForm LV1827 was authorized by member vote in April of 2017. The order was placed with the OEM on May 12,2017. The machines are built-to-order with a stated two week delivery. The machine shipped via FedEx Ground as two boxes. It arrived and was first assembled on June 14, 2017.

Installation

The machine requires 15 Amps at 240V.A.C., and has a NEMA 6-15 plug on it.

ProjectImage=File:5590121729.jpg

Usage

  • Forming Material:
    • Works with all formable plastics, including:
      • Styrene
      • Acrylic (Plexiglas)
      • Pet-G
      • PVC
      • ABS
      • Polyethylene
      • Vinyl
      • HDPE (possible, but difficult, needs lots of draft on the form)
    • Sheet size : 21-1/4" x  30-1/4"
    • Up to 1/4" thick
  • Forming area : 18" x  27"
  • Max. depth of draw 9 -11 inches depending on mold Geometry

Here is a short video by the manufacturer on how to use it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8a2KrEOzxU

User manual: File:EZFORM LV 1827 Manual 6-22-17.pdf