Vacuum Forming Machine

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Owner/Loaner: User:Hive13
Hive13 Asset Tag: None
Make/Model: CentroForm LV1827 (google)
Arrival Date: 06/2017
Does it work?: Yes
Certification Needed?: No
Contact: FabLab Warden
Floorplan: 1F
Manual: File:Centroform-Manual.pdf

EZFORM SV 1217.jpg


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.


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


  • 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.

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