Rio Grande 2014 Tools and Equipment Catalog - page 497

heating element
under hood swivels
out of the way
mold frame holds
modeling plastics
vacuum platform with
more perforations for
improved draw
vacuum and
heat switches
create replicas using the special
conforming plastic modeling
material and the vacuum
technology of Rio Vac-U-Form™
Great for metal clay! See pages 678–681.
Using the
Rio Vac-U-Form
1.
Place the plastic sheet in the molding frame.
2.
Set your originals on the vacuum platform.
3.
After heating the plastic, switch the vacuum on and pull
the molding frame down onto the vacuum platform.
4.
Let the mold cool, then trim the excess plastic from your
models, sprue and you’re ready to mold.
C
D
B
plastic modeling
sheet
ambient air
pressure
vacuum
picks up fine details and textures
makes matched model halves
vacuums deep contours
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2
3
4
Rio Pro-Form Vac-U-Form
Metal clay artists will love the Rio Pro-Form Vac-U-Form™! Create
one-of-a-kind, highly detailed plastic molds from almost any object in just
a few simple steps. Using vacuum power with heat and a special highly
conforming plastic modeling material, the Rio Pro-Form Vac-U-Form produces
molded models quickly and easily—an affordable way for artists to develop
their metal clay jewelry line. The Pro-Form is easy to operate; instructions are
included. Make masters from almost any object you like!
Produce multiple models and customized patterns for metal clay
Press metal clay into plastic molds to form pendants, earrings and other
components, then remove the mold and fire the clay
Create matching halves and join them before firing the clay; ideal for beads
and other hollow pieces
Get a full-contoured shape from pieces with large surface areas
More perforations in the vacuum plate offer a superior draw
Powerful heating element heats evenly, capturing exceptional detail and
texture in the mold surface
120 volts AC
Please Note:
The Rio Pro-Form Vac-U-Form
is not suitable for deeply
undercut designs or models. Made in the USA.
Description
Item #
1
each
2
each
A.
Rio Pro-Form Vac-U-Form™
700-658
$395.00
$375.00
True Form Molding Plastic Sheet
The sharp image detail of these thinner, rigid molding plastic sheets makes
them ideal for duplicating the fine details on the inside of your molds. It also
works well on contour forms. Clear, non-stick, rigid body.
Please Note:
Heat
only until a
¼
" droop forms (bubbles will form if overheated), then vacuum
down. Made in the USA.
Sold in packages of 25
Description
Dimensions
Item #
1-2
pkg
3-5
pkg
6+
pkg
B.
True Form sheets
5"L x 5"W x .020"H
700-665
$12.50 $11.75 $10.75
Tuffy Molding Plastic Sheet
These hard molding plastic sheets are excellent for exterior-shape duplication
and for forming large, smooth forms. Use for deep contours.
Please Note:
Heat only until a
¼
" droop forms (bubbles will form if over-heated), then
vacuum down. Made in the USA.
Sold in packages of 25
Description
Dimensions
Item #
1-2
pkg
3-5
pkg
6+
pkg
C.
Tuffy sheets
5"L x 5"W x .040"H
700-667
$15.75 $14.50 $13.75
Soft Flex Molding Plastic Sheet
This highly flexible, thick, soft plastic is ideal for detailed interior and exterior
duplication; works well on organic-shaped contour forms.
Easy to cut with scissors
Corners will draw back slightly when heated; use a spray release agent
Please Note:
Heat only until a
¼
" droop forms (bubbles will form if
over-heated), then vacuum down. Corners will draw back slightly when
heated; use a spray release agent. Made in the USA.
Sold in packages of 25
Description
Dimensions
Item #
1-2
pkg
3-5
pkg
6+
pkg
D.
Soft Flex sheets
5"L x 5"W x .040"H
700-669
$20.50 $19.00 $18.00
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Video Online
Learn how to make molds for metal clay with the
Rio Pro-Form Vac-U-Form™
at riogrande.com.
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