Our desktop models are the perfect first approach to vacuum forming. Easy to use, intuitive but yet very professional, they are the go-to models for creatives, hobbyists, students and chocolatiers. 

Quiet and built-in vacuum system, energy efficient quartz heaters, safety interlock and Mono HMI operating interface for the bigger desktop models will help you achieve consistent formings. 

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Spec sheet 450DT

Safety Interlock

Mechanical interlock prevents table being raised whilst heaters are in forward position (all desktop machines).

4" Mono HMI /PLC Interface with Memory Function

Mitsubishi integrated PLC/HMI with 4" mono touch screen control and 20 programmable presets.

Quartz Heaters with Variable Standby

Quartz heaters have the benefit of a rapid response and high efficiency resulting in time and energy savings.

4 Independently Controllable Heating Zones

Four heating zones and quartz heaters provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials  

Vacuum & Release

After the formed part has cooled, air is forced between the mould and the sheet to help it release.

Vacuum Gauge

A visual indication of consistent vacuum pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).      

Forming area (mm/inches)
430 x 280mm / 17 x 11" 
Sheet Size (mm/inches)
450 x 300mm / 18 x 12" 
Max depth of draw
160mm / 6.3" 
Max Material Thickness
6mm / 0.25" 
Heating Zones
Heater type
639mm / 25.2" 
525mm / 20.7" 
986mm / 38.8" 
75kg / 165lbs 
Single Phase Power Requirements
208-240V / 13A 
Europe - 3 Phase Power Requirements
USA - 3 Phase Power Requirements
Power Consumption
2.4kW (1.6kW USA) 
Air Requirements

Reducing Windows

Reduces forming area to utilise smaller sheets of material and minimise wastage. Standard or custom size.


A dedicated white trolley with locking wheels and convenient storage for plastics sheet.

Reel Feed Unit

Assembly to hold reel materials. Suitable for the Formech 450DT, 508DT, 508FS and 686.

Starter Pack of Plastic

Assortment of material (HIPS, ABS, PETG) cut to size to fit your Formech vacuum forming machine

Spare parts kit

A consumable parts kit typically including seals, elements, filter, fuses, toggle clamps.

Featured Customers

  • Louisiana Tech University (Education - USA)
  • University of Arkansas (Education - USA)
  • University of Western Ontario (Education - Canada)
  • Bezinksregierung Arnsberg (Education – Germany)
  • Lancaster University (Education – UK)
  • Roundhill Academy (Education – UK)
  • Watford Boys Grammar School (Education – UK)
  • Deltion College (Education – Netherlands)
  • Nestle R&D Center Inc (Chocolate & Confectionery – USA)
  • Chocolaterie du Haut Giffre (Chocolate & Confectionery – France)
  • Creation Chocolat (Chocolate & Confectionery – France)
  • Trestle Theatre (Film & Theatre – UK)
  • English National Opera (Film & Theatre – UK)
  • Daktari Diagnostics Inc (Medical – USA)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (R&D – USA)
  • Fraunhofer-Institut fur Zuverlassigkeit und Mirkointegration (Prototype Packaging – Germany)
  • Ben & Chocolat (Chocolate and Confectionery - Belgium)
  • BJ Pack SARL (Packaging - France)
  • Ferdinand Mikolasch OHG
  • The Peninsula Paris (Chocolate & Confectionery - France)
  • Mandarin Oriental Paris (Chocolate & Confectionary - France)
  • Mount Blank & Chocolate SARL (Chocolate & Confectionary - France)
  • Douceur d'Oc (Chocolate & Confectionary - France)
  • Lush Manufacturing BC (Cosmetics - Canada)
  • Ultradent Products, Inc. (Dental laboratories)
  • K8 Industridesign AS (Design - Norway)
  • New College Telford (Education - UK)
  • School of the Holy Child Rye (Education - USA)
  • Chambre de Commerce et de l'Industrie de l'Indre (Education - France)
  • Amery Hill Secondary School (Education - UK)
  • The Snaith School (Education - UK)
  • University of Kentucky (Education - USA)
  • College de Maisonneuve - ITEGA (Education - France)
  • HCT Packaging - West Coast (Packaging - USA)
  • BME Consulting (R&D - France)
  • Clarks (Textiles & Apparel - UK)
  • Harvard University (Education - USA)
“Using a Formech vac former to produce masks, particularly the education sets have proved to be ideal. There are no drying times, as with other materials such as latex or papier-mâché, and you can reproduce masks from moulds efficiently. It is also useful when experimenting with mask designs as you can pull a mask to see if it works, then go back and adapt the mould accordingly”
Claire Elcombe, Mask Maker, Trestle Theatre Company

Chocolate Packaging – HIPS

Chocolate Packaging – PVC

Display Tray – HIPS

Radio Controlled car body shelf PC LexanCar Body Shell – Polycarbonate


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