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The process of evacuating air from the sealed space between the hot sheet and the mold, thus allowing atmospheric pressure (14.7 p.s.i .) to force the sheet to conform with the contour of the mold. Applications : Non-critical appearance covers, dunnage trays, internal covers. Competes with sheet metal and Fiberglass. A low to medium volume process.

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