[Lab] Plastic Bending Strips
henri.kuschkowitz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 4 16:50:14 EDT 2013
Wow, Richard. That's really generous. I will let you know how it will turn out.
On 2013-07-04, at 4:33 PM, Richard Guy Briggs <rgb at tricolour.net> wrote:
> 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:
>>> 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?
>>> 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,
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