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WHITE Styrene Thermoform Plastic Sheets
 1/16" x 12" x 18" Sheets - 8 Piece Bundle

High Impact Styrene Thermoform Plastic Sheets for Vacuum Forming - Vacuum Form Your Own Prototypes, Packaging, Molds, and Scale Model Parts
 
 


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Product Code: VF-12X18-STY-WHITE-060
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Overview
 
Our Thermoform Plastic Sheets are perfect for inventors, small businesses, and DIY hobbyists who want to make custom vacuum formed plastic parts. Use these plastic sheets along with with our Hobby Vacuum Formers and a kitchen oven to thermoform homemade plastic parts with results that rival expensive commercial machines. Make your own plastic prototypes, clamshell and blister packaging, custom molds, scale model parts, and movie props.

High Impact Styrene is an inexpensive thermoform plastic that is easy to work with and produces excellent vacuum forming results, making styrene the perfect "beginner plastic" for folks who are new to vacuum forming. High Impact Styrene is capable of reproducing intricate mold details along with complex part geometries. It is smooth on both sides, comes in opaque white and opaque black, and readily accepts paint. See our Common Thermoform Plastic Questions & Answers Section below for more details.

Recommended Uses for Styrene Thermoform Plastic Sheets:
Prototypes, Packaging, Soap and Candle Molds, Scale Models, Theater Props


Technical Specs for 1/16" Styrene Plastic Sheets
Thickness:
1/16" Thick (See All Thicknesses)
Color:
Opaque White (See All Colors)
Texture:
Smooth on both sides
FDA Food Safe:
Yes
Strength:
High impact strength
Resists stress cracks and chipping
Forming Temp:
325 - 350 degrees F
Machining:
Cut, drill, and sand with woodworking tools
Decoration:
Accepts paint and ink
Common Example:
White plastic lids for disposable coffee cups from gas stations/fast food chains.


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How To Vacuum Form Plastic At Home in 3 Easy Steps
  1. STEP 1: Secure your thermoform plastic between the Hobby Vacuum Former's metal clamping frames with the provided spring clips. Attach your Shop-Vac (not included) to the vacuum former. Place your model on top of the vacuum formers perforated aluminum platen.
  2. STEP 2: Place the thermoform plastic in your kitchen oven and watch as it begins to sag. When the plastic becomes soft, remove it from the oven. Align the metal clamping frames with the Hobby Vacuum Former's guides and lower the plastic over your model.
  3. STEP 3: The hot thermoform plastic forms an air tight seal around the edges of the aluminum vacuum platen. Vacuum pressure pulls the hot plastic down around the model. After cooling for a few seconds the thermoform plastic part hardens and is ready to be removed.




Hobby Vacuum Formers and other accessories for this product
are available in our Vacuum Forming section.


Common Thermoform Plastic Questions & Answers

What Kinds of Plastic Can You Vacuum Form?


What Else Do You Need To Get Started Vacuum Forming?
  • Hobby Vacuum Former made by WidgetWorks Unlimited LLC.
  • Kitchen oven
  • Shop-Vac style vacuum cleaner with 1 1/4" hose (or larger vacuum with 1 1/4" adapter)
  • Leather gloves to protect your hands while holding the hot plastic / metal clamping frames
  • Model or mold to form the hot plastic around


Will Your Kitchen Oven Work With Our Thermoform Plastic Sheets?
  • Thermoform plastics become soft and formable when heated to 250-350º F. Most kitchen ovens are perfectly suited for the job. Both electric and gas ovens can be used with good results. If you have an "efficiency" kitchen or live outside the USA, we recommend that you measure the inside of your oven to verify that the plastic sheets can fit inside.


Will Your Shop-Vac Vacuum Work With Our Thermoform Plastic Sheets?
  • Most vacuum cleaner motors produce 4 to 5 in Hg (inches of Mercury) vacuum pressure, which means that most vacuums are equally suited for vacuum forming, regardless of their size. Larger vacuums with higher horse power will remove air from the former a fraction of a second faster than small vacuums, but their forming pressure (the force that pulls the plastic tight against the mold) will basically be the same.


What Materials Can You Use to Make Vacuum Forming Molds / Models?
  • Molds can be made out of any material that will not deform under vacuum pressure: wood, metal, plastic, plaster, and clay are all good choices. Choose a material that is easy to work with using the tools at your disposal.

Accessories for This Product...
12" x 18" Hobby Vacuum Former
Our Price: $199.95
12"x18" Hobby Vacuum Former - Make Your Own Thermoform Plastic Prototypes, Clamshell Packaging, Custom Molds, Scale Model Parts, and Movie Props - WidgetWorks Unlimited