Our 11th Year!
warmplastic.com vacuum forming tables

Affordable Vacuum Forming
Proven Results
for Designers, Modelers, Engineers
and Custom Chocolate Mold Makers

affordable vacuum forming for custom chocolate mold makers, engineers, designers, inventors, modelers

Vacuum Form Teenie‑Tiny
Hemispheres and Domes
with the

MIGHTY-MINI GLOBE-O-FORMER

make small hemispheres and odd shaped ovals with the Mighty-Mini Globe-0-Former

Model Kits

Unique Subjects for
Extraordinary Modelers

For example  . . . 

Light the Titanic Lighting Kit

Light the Titanic
LED Lighting Kit
for Revell's ™ 1/570 Titanic Model

We Are An Excellent Source of Vacuum Forming Plastic for your Prototyping and Hobby Needs

These parts were made with our Vacuum Forming Tables

Vacuum forming a custome model airplane canopy with the Kingston Vacuum Works Canopy Master Vacuum formed using the Kingston Junior vacuum forming table Vacuum formed using the Canopy Master vacuum forming table Vacuum formed using the Kingston Mono vacuum forming table Vacuum formed using the Zeppelin Master vacuum forming table Vacuum formed using the Canopy Master vacuum forming table
Click on one of these vacuum formed parts to zoom
“ …  just like the big, professional machines.”
 — Greg Mills, Patent Café Magazine
“I got excellent results.”  — Richard Marmo ScaleWorld
“I was surprised at how quickly and easily everything fell into place. ”
 — Fred DeRuvo, Modeler’s Resource
“ …  a whole new line of vacform [tables] that are intended for the serious modeler. ”
 — Michael Benolkin, Internet Modeler
“Editor’s Pick” FineScale Modeler

Vacuum Forming Tables in Five Sizes

The Canopy Master

The Canopy Master 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch vacuum forming table with a hearty diagonal of 5 inches

Vacuum Forming with a
Full Working Area
of 3½ inches x 3½ inches
(8.89cm x 8.89cm)

$74

The Kingston Micro

The Kingston Micro Vacuum forming table with a 4 inch by 6 inch working area

Vacuum Forming with a
Full Working Area
of 4 inches x 6 inches
(10.16cm x 15.24cm)
$89

The Kingston Junior

The Kingston Junior Vacuum forming table with a 6 inch by 8 inch working area

Vacuum Forming with a
Full Working Area
of 6 inches x 8 inches
(15.24cm x 20.32cm)
$106

The Kingston Mono

The Kingston Mono Vacuum forming table with an 8 inch by 10 inch working area

Vacuum Forming with a
Full Working Area
of 8 inches x 10 inches
(20.32cm x 25.40cm)

$127

The Zeppelin Master

The Zeppelin Master Vacuum forming is the largest practicable size

Vacuum Forming with a
Full Working Area
of 11 inches x 16 inches
(29.94cm x 40.64cm)

$167

The largest you should use. Read more . . . 

Don’t be fooled! We clearly state the useful dimensions of our vacuum forming tables.
We do not highlight the larger plastic size.
We want you to understand what you’re getting so that our vacuum forming tables will precisely fit your needs.

The full working area, shown above — is the actual area available for your vacuum forming projects..

Highlighting the plastic size would make our tables appear larger. But . . . that would be misleading.

We Are An Excellent Source of PLASTIC for your Vacuum Forming Needs

Custom Sizes

Contact us with your
vacuum forming size requirements.
Read more  . . . 

Read More About the Custom Sizes

Mighty-Mini Globe-O-Former

When you need tiny,
custom-sized domes,
hemispheres, ovoids, etc.

make small hemispheres and odd shaped ovals with the Mighty-Mini Globe-0-Former

Affordable and Private
Custom Chocolate Mold Making

Commerate an event or
create a chocolate work of art

Chocolate Mold Making with warmplastic.com

What Is Vacuum Forming?

Here is a YouTube™ Video of one of our Vacuum Forming Tables in action:

What Is Vacuum Forming? (in words)

You place a sheet of warm, slightly melted plastic over a three dimensional shape (a pattern). Then you remove the air from between the pattern and the warmed plastic with a vacuum.

The warmed plastic cools down and stiffens very quickly and retains the shape of your pattern. Now you have a vacuum formed plastic part in the shape of your pattern

What is Vacuum Forming?
Blister Pack

You have seen vacuum formed objects all your life. For example, those products that you see in the stores packaged in a clear plastic bubble attached to a cardboard are called blister packs and the plastic of those blister packs have been vacuum formed.

If you are a chocolate maker, the molds you pour your melted chocolate into are vacuum formed.

Vacuum forming is used by modelers, hobbyist, prototypes, engineers, inventors, costume makers, chocolate mold makers and others.


The Two Most Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do your Vacuum Forming tables have a vacuum source?
A. No.
Our Vacuum Forming tables cost a lot less than expensive vacuum forming machines because you provide the heat source and the vacuum source, a household vacuum cleaner.

Q. Do your Vacuum Forming tables have a heat source?
A. No.
Our Vacuum Forming tables are affordable because you provide the vacuum source and the heat source, a conventional home oven at a temperature of 350°F (175°C). Alternately, you can use a paint stripper heat gun such as Makita's model #HG1100; or an electric hooded radiant type paint remover such as Warner's model #382

More Frequently Asked Questions

How to Vacuum Form with our Vacuum Forming Tables

Set your oven to 350°F (175°C)
  • Set your oven to 350°F (175°C)
  • Connect your home vacuum cleaner to the Vacuum Forming table
Place your patern on the work surfac

Place your pattern on the work surface

place the plastic into the oven
  • Put the plastic in the frame.
  • Place frame on blocks in the oven (the blocks are included with your Vacuum Forming table)
Heat the plastic until it droops

After about 90 seconds in the oven the plastic will get warm and will begin to droop

turn on your vacuum cleaner, press down on the frame
  • Hit the "on" switch of your vacuum cleaner
  • Lay the frame with the warm plastic on your pattern
lay the warm plastic on your pattern

Press the frame down

you have vacuum formed You now have a plastic copy of your pattern

Here Are Photographs of the Vacuum Forming Process

Vacuum Forming a Mask

How much “draw” can our vacuum forming tables handle?

To answer that question we vacuum formed this big box.

We were challenged to vacuum form a large, deep box. So, we built a 6" x 10" plywood box which was 6" tall. We tapered the sides about 5° so that we would be able to easily pull it out of the plastic.

Big Box Vacuum Formed
Big Box Vacuum Formed

We used

  • the Zeppelin Master vacuum forming table
  • 1/8" styrene
  • and a 15 year old, 3 horsepower Eureka™ Mighty Mite home vacuum cleaner

The results were terrific.

Frequently Asked Questions

If we haven't explained things to you well enough, please contact us.
Email us at mailroom@warmplastic.com or call us, toll free at  (877) 560-6398.

Our Products Are Proudly Handcrafted in New York's Hudson Valley.
There is a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. You must be completely satisfied.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Checks online and over the phone and Paypal payments

Contact Us

The Kingston Vacuum Works

P.O. Box 3301
Kingston, NY 12402
USA

Toll Free (877) 560-6398

Email us at mailroom -a-t- warmplastic.com

All text and images copyright © 2012 by the Kingston Vacuum Works
Do not copy. Do not use.

Visit our sister site www.fedoratron.com

fedoratron.com

For lighting kits and more for extraordinary modlers.

—Return Policy—

You may return a vacuum forming table for any reason within 30 days from the day you receive it.

Except that custom sized vacuum forming tables are not returnable. This ONLY applies to custom sized tables.

You may return an unused model kit for any reason within 30 days from the day you receive it.

You may return whatever plastic you havn't used for a refund proportional to what's left of the plastic order

The purchase price will be fully refunded.

There is no restocking fee.

Shipping and handling charges will not be refunded.

Please contact us, by e-mail at, mailroom‑a‑t‑warmplastic.com or call us, toll free (877) 560‑6398, for return instructions.

—Shipping—

Shipping costs vary by item and your location.

You can know the shipping costs in advance. They are calculated for you by the shopping cart software before you're asked to submit any personal information.

But, you have to add something to the shopping cart first—you can always remove it later. Then choose a shipping option and enter your location.

Within the USA we ship by UPS or US Priority Mail.

Shipments outside the USA are welcomed! They are made by USA Post—Global Priority Mail or Global Express Mail.

The Zeppelin Master Vacuum Forming Table is the largest usefully sized vacuum forming table for most home ovens.

The plastic for vacuum forming tables like ours — where your oven is the heat source — has to be safely supported in the oven by frames and clamps. The Zeppelin Master uses a plastic size of about 13"x18" and the clamps add anther 4 inches to each side. This makes the plastic + the clamps equal 17"x22".

If you have a standard sized oven, with an interior dimension of about 18"x24" (46 cm x 61 cm), the Zeppelin Master, is the largest sized hobby vacuum forming table that can be used with your oven. This is true of all hobby vacuum forming tables.

Measure Your Home Oven

We make larger custom sized vacuum forming tables but if you use a larger size, you have to make other arrangements for a heat source. Read more  . . . 

Warner's Electric Paint Remover #382

Warner's Electric Paint Remover #382

manufactured by:
Warner™ Manufacturing Company
Miniapolis, MN 55441, USA
(877) WARNER-8

Makita Heat Gun Model #HG1100

Makita Heat Gun Model #HG1100

manufactured by:
Makita™ U.S.A., Inc.
La Mirada, CA 90638, USA
(714) 522-8088