This is the final vacuum formed mould. I had it formed externally by a company called Acron plastics. They did a fantastic job and worked with a tight time frame.
I used the 6 Axis CNC Robot to mill a top and bottom mould for my vacuum formed prototype.
Vacuum formed model for fibreglassing
I decided to fibreglass the inside of my vacuum formed model. I Intended to give it structural integrity and therefore have a final prototype that would be capable of bearing weight. I encountered a few issues but learnt a lot about the properties of fibreglass and resin.
6 Axis CNC machining process
6 Axis CNC machining.
This is a prototype that I made using 123D Make. I used it to chop my CAD model that I had developed using t-splines for Rhino. The prototype was a good indication to how the surface was going to look and feel. There are still some components that need working on such as the telescopic tube mechanism and the internal sliding parts.