We attached two layers of plastic to the machine bed using a staple gun, making sure they were as flat as possible.
Building the Sealer
Adapting the sealer required the addition of a long spacer to insert into the ShopBot's collet. Integrating a spring allowed the tool to flex and apply pressure when the machine began to move.
CNC Sealed Inflatables
Making sure the electrical cord didn't interrupt the process was a full time job, but otherwise the tool worked great. Below is what we ended up making with the heat-sealer, a short class project that used a wearable inflatable apparatus to discourage overuse of your smartphone.
See project: Data Diet