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Modding Plexi Glas?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by kastman, 4 Dec 2002.

  1. kastman

    kastman What's a Dremel?

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    Hello all you computer modding fanatics out there :p now it is time for me to make my second case in plexi glas. But i dont know how i can bend 5mm plexi in a safe way i know it involves heat... sooo anyone got any idees?.. My current case is in plexi glas but i have not bent anything on it..

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    // Kastman
     
  2. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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  3. Transic

    Transic What's a Dremel?

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    That really is huge, id try to find something a little smaller. Eddie_dane is likely correct in saying that .25" is about the max for the current DIY heat gun bending...I guess if you had some specialized bending apparatus...

    Transic
     
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  4. Shadowspawn

    Shadowspawn Another hated American.

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    It would depend on the sharpness of the bends. If the corner had a large radius the thickness wouldn't be as much of a problem.
     
  5. Transic

    Transic What's a Dremel?

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    I hate to disagree, but i think that because of the time it would take to heat the plexi into its semi-liquid state, you would get defects in the plexi..

    Transic
     
  6. Blackness

    Blackness What's a Dremel?

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    What you need is a thing called a strip heater. My school has one.
     
  7. linear

    linear Minimodder

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  8. Transic

    Transic What's a Dremel?

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  9. linear

    linear Minimodder

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    Yeah, check out the price he's got on those Foredoms. Click the specails link off his front page. :naughty:

    Edit: and welcome to the boards, blackness.
     
  10. Transic

    Transic What's a Dremel?

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    Have you bought anything from him? If so what was your experience? (namely looking at the acrylic)
     
  11. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    What about using a metal pipe, pumping the heatgun's air into, and using that as a heat strip?

    As long as you don't let it get hot enough to melt the plastic to the metal.

    Hmm, new case Idea!

    Build a metal frame and bend all the plexi over it.
    Leaving a metal/plexi combo case, but with curves.
     
  12. linear

    linear Minimodder

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    No. Sorry. I think nesbit has.



    Check out the last design rendering on this page.
     

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