The Vaquform is a Kickstarter project that hopes to add some digital technology to vacuum forming and also bring an industrial level of quality to your desktop.
It goes far beyond the LCD interface. Vaquform brings high-end process control to desktop vacuum forming, turning it into a smart appliance fit for a modern engineering lab, design office, or artist studio. Kickstarter page:
Near-field communication (NFC) protocols allow data from intelligent vacuum components to be read directly from the processor of a device to a mobile end device, opening up totally new opportunities for optimizing production processes. This is what Industry 4.0 is all about.
Powered by 10-core 10th-gen Intel® Xeon® or Core™ CPU, the DS-1300 is a rugged, high performance, highly expandable embedded computer. It supports up to two PCI/PCIe expansion slots (combined max 110 W), various commercially expansion cards available in image capture cards, motion control cards, or GPU cards. The DS-1300 series is suitable for deployment in industrial automation, factory automation, machine vision, AIoT and applications requiring high computing power in harsh environments.