The World's First Digital Desktop Vacuum Former
Professional-grade thermoforming made compact, affordable and easy-to-use.
Used to make coffee cups, dashboards, and a thousand everyday objects, thermoformers are versatile machines.
Except they aren't something you could just buy. They require a substantial investment in money, floor space and time, as they are complicated to operate.
Vaquform has changed all that. With clever design and innovative engineering, we made it simple. Now everybody can vaquform.
Vaquforming is as simple as selecting a material from the menu and pressing the START button. The are no knobs or dials to fiddle with, as all the settings are pre-configured automatically, according to the characteristics of your chosen material.
When a material is heated, it goes through several phases before it becomes ready to be formed. Because each material is different, Vaquform heats each material differently, and dynamically. Power is increased or decreased as needed, so materials are always heated to an exact temperature.
Real-Time Temprature Tracking
Dynamic heating relies on real-time temperature data steaming from Vaquform's medical-grade IR sensor. With an accuracy of 0.1 degree Celsius, it checks material temperature, 10 times per second. It literally keeps an eye on things, so you can relax. Vaquform will let you know when its time pull the handlebar.
Hybrid Vacuum System
This innovation is what truly distiguishes Vaquform from all other thermoformers that came before it. Like an industrial vacuum pump, the hybrid vacuum is capable of high air flow and air pressure. But unlike an industrial pump, the system is light and small enough to be intergrated within the machine itself.
So just to be absolutely clear:
Vaquform does not need a separate vacuum unit.
HYBRID VACUUM INSIDE
The easiest way to understand how the hybrid vacuum works is by comparing it to two common ways suction is created in vacuum forming systems.
Heating It Right
Whether you need sound-absorbing panels for your studio, or shells for R/C cars, there's a right material for the job. And each material needs to be finessed in a particular way.
For instance, PVC needs fast heat, while Acrylic needs slow, sustained heat, and so on. It's a lot to memorize.
To spare you from the headache, we designed heating routines for 10 of the most useful plastics, all stored in Vaquform's memory.
To heat a material,
simply select its profile.
As your business grows,
and a hundred orders
predictable, repeatable results
become absolutely essential.
Since our successful Kickstarter campaign in 2017, we've sold thousands of machines. People use them everyday for all sorts of applications in a wide range of industries and interests, for both work and play.
• Hydroponic Parts
• Scale models
• Concrete molds
• Armor pieces
Arts & Crafts
• Candle molds
• DIY paint pallets
• Chocolate molds
• Texture mats
• Fondant molds
• Food trays
• Orthodontic splints
• Mouth guards
• Bleaching trays
• Scale models
• RC car body shells
• Drone shells
• Custom lighting
• Wall paneling
• Lighted letters
• Medical equipment parts
• Orthopedic splints
• Blister packaging
• Fitted trays
• Beverage cups
• Food containers
• Minature sets
• Lighted signs
• Point-of-sale displays
Diana Elizabeth Hall
Vaquform machines are a great addition to prototyping and production equipment. They are affordable and easy to use. A helpful tool in bringing innovative, custom products to market.
Founder, Ember Prototypes
Mechatronics Engineer, TZAOEmber Prototypes
The Vaquform is a really powerful, fully integrated desktop thermoforming setup. I've built DIY vacuum forming systems in the past using light duty vacuum pumps, but the hybrid system inside of the Vaquform works amazingly well given the cost, size, and weight of the machine. It's also very well designed, compact, and easy to use.
As an engineer who specializes in product design as well as rapid prototyping, having many different tools for ideation is extremely important. Not only does the Vaquform allow me to test concepts such as packaging design and light diffusers, but it also gives me and my clients the opportunity to do short runs of parts without committing to the cost and lead times of full production tooling.
Combining in-house vacuum forming with 3D printing also dramatically reduces the time required for prototyping. I'm very happy with the Vaquform and making custom molds for homemade dog treats is next on my list for my pup!
I originally purchased my Vaquform to make custom chocolate molds featuring my business logo. I quickly realized that other chocolatiers needed to learn about it too, so I purchased a second to feature at a yearly workshop I run. It was a big hit!
Currently my Vaquform is being used to thermoform face shields for Covid protection.
Chief Designer, Scarset Design
Founder, SD Racing HKSDRacingHK
Where I am in Hong Kong we got locked down pretty early on and one of the first thing I did was invest in a Vaquform DT2.
I started then to design and vaquform my own bodies for RC cars. It's a really quick process and so for me it's been a really cool discovery and a really cool asset to my little side business.
It's perfect. It fits on my desk along with my other machines. And I can just turn around get to it and every time I have an order, press a couple of bodies, pack it and it's good to go. And it's been really successful.
While there are professional machines available for thousands of dollars, there are only a couple consumer-grade, all-in-one solutions that can do these. One of the best desktop machines I've found is the Vaquform.
Head ChocolatierCMV Txokolat
Being a chocolatier and having the Vaquform machine has helped turn my ideas from sketches on paper to 3D edible designs. Before Vaquform it was relatively difficult to create customized shapes of chocolates without having to pay very high prices to chocolate mould manufactures. Now that I have my very own Vaquform machine the possibilities are really unlimited and it really helps me foster my creativity!