The Direct Forming Deck or “DFD” is a conversion kit that allows you to convert the ThermaPress VF-1 to a direct forming or membrane – less former in seconds. The kit includes an adapter that fits into the master intake of the VF-1 and includes a 5052 aluminum plate which drops into the Diamond Flow grid of the ThermaPress VF-1. The DFD has a 1/2″ hole in the center to allow for air evacuation. Please note that this kit is designed to work only with the VF-1 and cannot be made to work without a VF-1 or modified to work with any other vacuum former. Because of this, and limited inventory, the DFD can only be purchased by current VF-1 owners or purchased with a new VF-1 as a bundle. For this system to work you must use an adjustable frame or fixed frame that is slightly larger than your mold to press the kydex against the DFD. We do not sell the adjustable frames. You can easily make your own frames from 3/4″ plywood if you have a drill, scrollsaw, or jigsaw. No frames are included.