The fabrication of the VECS is no different than the fabrication of a traditional RPE in terms of bending the mounting arms and soldering. There is however, a different approach to insure that the VECS activation head is mounted at an appropriate angle in relation to the front teeth. The lab kit includes 2 jigs that should be used to achieve this angle. The lab kit also includes a custom bending tool that is universal to all RPE’s. The current bending tool will not work with the VECS. There is a rubber O-ring on the VECS that should not be exposed to the heat during the soldering process. The Lab Kit contains 10 replacement O-rings in case the O-ring has been affected by heat.