Can Foamies be Vacuformed?


Sr Member
The title doesn't require much further description, but I'll try.

I know that products like Foamies can be heat formed, but what is the extent? Can they be pulled over a complex buck and not tear?

Has anyone tried, or is anyone out there willing to try this with their equipment?

If it can be done, I will be the happiest guy in the world.


Short answer, YES. I've seen about a 1.5-2" draw. Watch how long you heat the sheets, obviously. Also, if your vacuum draw is too great, it can collapse the cells.
In this case - google is your friend.

The answer is yes and it's been done before.
There is one guys out there who did an experiment on vaccu forming foamies over a "face cast" and he documented his results pretty well (pictures included).

I can't post the link (currently at work)... but you can essentially google "tk560 vacuum forming foams" and hit I'm feeling lucky and you'll end up on the forums thread he posted a couple of years back.
This thread is more than 12 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. This thread hasn't been active in some time. A new post in this thread might not contribute constructively to this discussion after so long.
If you wish to reply despite these issues, check the box below before replying.
Be aware that malicious compliance may result in more severe penalties.