Vote to Remove & Replace The Vacuum Former

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Vote to Sell & Replace The Belovac Vacuum Forming Machine

Sean Blum


Ashish Jasani

Ben Stagl

Vote Results

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Definition of "Language"

"The wording of a legal document." [1]


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Day of the Vote



The Belovac Vacuum Forming Machine, situated in Hot Metals, is an under-utilized machine that is beyond the scope and size of the membership’s requirements. This vote acts to replace the current unit with a smaller unit that is both simpler to operate and utilizes considerably less space and power. The freed-up space can be reorganized to facilitate further work surfaces and workspaces, e.g. welding expansion, or however the Area Host may see fit.

One of the current possibilities of using the newly free space is to add another welding table and move one of the welders to that area. This would allow for the operation of all 3 welders at the same time, facilitate hot metals instruction, and allow greater flexibility in Hot Metals to meet the various needs of the area and its users. The new space would also include a material storage rack to free up space in temp storage for member projects, not just materials. This would also free up the cnc maintenance walkway from being filled with member materials and better facilitate member needs of material storage in the area.


The Area Host performs asset removal to sell the Belovac Vacuum Forming Machine and use to proceed to purchase a Centroform EZFORM LV 1827 Vacuum Forming Machine. If the sale is not able to return the required minimum funds then the Belovac shall be removed using policy as a guide and the required funds will be allocated for the purchase of the replacement during the next budgetary cycle.

Language of the Vote

This vote authorizes the Hot Metals Area Host or the BoD to sell the Belovac Vacuum Forming Machine for no less than $3000 via private party and/or auction (inclusive any platform fees). The proceeds are used to purchase a Centroform EZFORM LV 1827 Vacuum Forming Machine for ($2095 + $130.94 tax + $95 shipping) $2321 and a Robinair 15500 VacuMaster 5CFM Pump (or similarly spec'd vacuum pump) for ~$200. The remaining $479 will be spent on fittings, a suitable table (if not available), 220V power hook-up (if not available), and supply materials to test the new unit.

The responsible party (the Area Host or representative) is required to create and populate an asset tag, a corresponding wiki page, and an authorization plan with the Area Host.

If no buyer is found in a reasonable timeframe as determined by the Area Host then the Belovac shall be treated as having gone through asset removal and shall be disposed of under the guidance of the asset removal policy. The replacement unit EZFORM shall be included as a budget purchase in the next budget vote or an alternative unit will be proposed as a normal purchase vote to the membership.

If the Area Hosts decides to put the Belovac through the asset removal process while this vote is active and no counter vote succeeds then this vote shall be treated as void and the Belovac shall be disposed of according to asset removal policy.