Thermoforming

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My dad was throwing out this quartz radiant shop heater!  I hooked it up to see if I could thermoform the acrylic overhead window.

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It had to be installed far enough away that the heat would evenly affect the width of the acrylic.  I also had a weak spot and changed the design of the cut (luckily I had two of these in stock).

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Unfortunately, at that distance too much of the heat was attenuated.  It took about an hour to get a slight permanent bend in the window.  I went on to purchase a second unit on eBay which will sit beside this one for a second round of testing.

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