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Construction of Vacuum-Formed Control and Display Mockup Panels

Report Number: AMRL TR 66-175
Author: Deats, Claude V.
Author: Nelson, Gunnar
Corporate Author: International Business Machines Corporation
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Pages: 54
Contract: AF 33(615)-3739
Project: 7184
Task: 718404
AD Number: AD0648519

The report describes a process for vacuum-forming thin sheets of plastic material into control and display panel mockups. The description includes techniques for fabricating controls and annunciators plus requirements for drawings, tools, equipment, and materials. The vacuum-forming process, which is well established in the plastics industry for fabricating parts in large quantities, is fast and inexpensive. In this report, the fabrication of a typical mock-up panel is used to illustrate the vacuum-forming process.

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