[Lab] Plastic Bending Strips
Richard Guy Briggs
rgb at tricolour.net
Thu Jul 4 16:33:00 EDT 2013
On Thu, Jul 04, 2013 at 04:07:09PM -0400, Henri Kuschkowitz wrote:
> So, I am still getting some more costs tomorrow, but I think I might
> go with this quick/dirty setup:
> What do you guys think? This leads me to my next question, would
> anybody know if the lab has an item similar to this:
If not, I have one you are welcome to borrow. It is an old one mounted
on a 4U 19" rack mount plate. It should manage 5A without too much
> Cheers all,
> On 2013-07-04, at 7:54 AM, Alex <alexbarbour at bell.net> wrote:
> > Henri
> > Angle iron is a common name applied to steel angles. some are extruded in the heavier sections and have a sharp outside corner.
> > Some are bent from flat stock and have a radiused corner.
> > These are better for use as formers for plastics.
> > Home depot. Hardware dept.
> > CTC ect.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Henri Kuschkowitz
> > To: Alex
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 9:12 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Lab] Plastic Bending Strips
> > Hey Alex,
> > I have a very particular type of acrylic we are going to be using that I doubt comes 'bendable'. Angle iron? I haven't seen those before. Got a reference or suggestion?
> > Cheers,
> > Henri
> > On 2013-07-03, at 8:03, Alex <alexbarbour at bell.net> wrote:
> >> On the other hand they do produce an acrylic sheet that can be bent cold .
> >> Have done small pieces by hand. For larger OR thicker ( say 1/8 inch + )one needs a former for the edge. Angle iron with a round egde serves well.
> >> Alex B
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: Henri Kuschkowitz
> >> To: lab
> >> Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 3:09 PM
> >> Subject: [Lab] Plastic Bending Strips
> >> Hey guys,
> >> I figured it's a good time to start asking the collective for some feedback. We are planing on bending larger sheets of acrylic (they will definitely not fit into the laser cutter) and I am looking at bending strip heaters to build a custom heating element for our purposes. Before I go ahead ordering the pieces I was wondering if anyone had ever used such a thing and/or knows of a good local source? For saving some money, I wonder if reusing a baseboard heater could do the trick :P
> >> Cheers all,
> >> Henri
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