Getting Started with a VacuPress system
Welcome to Vacuum Pressing Systems!
At Vacuum Pressing Systems, we offer a full range of veneering and laminating products to meet the needs of woodworkers around the globe!
Find exactly what you need to complete your wood project:
- VacuPress® Fliptop Table Press kits
- Vacuum pressing bag systems
- Vacupress® vacuum pumps
- Veneering glue
- Veneering tools
Understanding and Choosing a Vacuum Pump
Understanding Vacuum Bags
Using Vacuum for Clamping
Imaging the Possibilities with Vacuum Pressing Systems:
Our products are used to create beautiful curved woodworking including:
- Architectural Millwork
- Fine Furniture
- Musical Instruments
- Antique Restoration
- Spiral Staircases
Vacuum Press Technology – How it works
The principles of vacuum pressing technology are simple. Atmospheric pressure is very heavy; we have over a ton per square foot pressing upon us at sea level. Luckily, we have an equal amount of internal pressure to keep us from being crushed. When the air molecules are removed from a container – even in small amounts – atmospheric pressure immediately becomes evident.
When air is removed from a closed vacuum bag containing a veneering or laminating project, two things happen. First, as the vacuum is created, atmospheric pressure bears down on the work inside the bag with perfect uniformity and enormous pressure. Second, as air is drawn out of the cells in the surface structure of the wood, glue is sucked into these cells. The results are dependable and consistent.
Vacuum Pressing Systems for Laminating & Veneering
Vacuum Pressing Systems offers two types of veneering and laminating systems. The vacuum pressing “Bag” system which completely envelops the woodwork and the vacuum press table “Frame” system with a hinged lid that drops down over the wood panel being pressed.