The Formech 508FS is a plastic thermal former. ABS and PETG type plastics are heated with internal elements till malleable. A model is placed in the base of the former and plunged into the soft plastic. Then the vacuum can be engaged, causing the plastic to take the shape of the original mold. This equipment is great for producing repeated parts or for making casting shells.
Some ABS and PETG material is available for purchase through the FABLab.