Under the prevailing trend of self-creaters, vacuum forming (plastic forming) for blister packaging design has gradually developed a model for proofing. In particular, the original sample can be printed in 3D and then vacuum molded to shape it.


Next, we will introduce the development and evolution of the desktop vacuum forming machine one by one.


First, the prototype of the first generation: the wooden vacuum forming machine first debuted the fundraising platform.

The structure is made of wood to create a simple molding machine that functions as a spring.

For heating plastic leather, a household oven is required, and the plastic part is replaced by a vacuum cleaner.

Each is priced at $75.


Second, the material evolution of the molding machine: small improvements try the market water temperature.

Kevo changed to acrylic material, no longer wood. Fundraising for early bird prices is $45.


Third, heating and plastic process automatic molding machine: gradually introduced into the industrial production machine process technology.


FormBox's heating process for plastic leather begins to be automated and standardized, eliminating the need for additional heating in a home oven. FormBox’s fundraising early bird price is only $349

Vaquform advertises "the world's first digital desktop model", with an early bird price of $539, and the introduction of industrial mass production molding machine control modularization.


Fourth, the function is more strengthened and the industrial mass production vacuum forming machine is straightforward: industrial level.

MY YARD TECH's home desktop vacuum forming machine FORMART further enhances its function. The current price of early birds is about US$1999, as follows:

1. The size of the plastic sheet can be selected.

2. Specialization of heating technology: Import industrial grade carbon fiber quartz heating tube.

3. Vacuum pumping enhancement: Built-in vacuum pump with up to –85KPA industrial-grade super suction, no need to use an external vacuum cleaner.

4. Control module parameterization: built-in vacuum sensor, allowing users to record temperature and vacuum parameters.


Fifth. The evolution of desktop vacuum forming machines in the future: cost-oriented orientation

The author believes that only the rapid mass production technology (quick replacement of plastic skin) has not been developed yet, but the original focus of the development of desktop vacuum molding should be self-made, and the function is quite sufficient.

Therefore, the market trend of desktop vacuum forming machines should be cost-effective. Consumers' requirements for their product design determine how much they want to use. Looking forward to the future, like the 3D printing, the cradle of packaging design is self-made.