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Re: Plastics question

Original poster: Esondrmn@xxxxxxx In a message dated 1/31/2006 3:01:43 PM Pacific Standard Time, tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
Wow, brain waves as was just going to give my 2 cents of Plexy. All my
coils are plexy, and spend many hours drilling, tapping and cutting
plexy. Spending a few extra $ for bits and blades is worth the cost. Cut
slow, drill slow, use H2O for a lube and the finish product will be
outstanding, Plexy sure makes nice coils indeed. The end process is to
take a torch (propane) and round the edges of the cuts, warning this
takes aptitude as to much heat and you have a burning mess.   Now
building control units out of plexy @
http://users.cableaz.com/~chooper/images/control1.jpg .


I have a local plastics supplier that makes custom golf car windshields for us out of acrylic. He actually makes lots of custom products out of acrylic. They use a special set up with a small torch running on hydrogen / oxygen to finish all the cut edges. Looks beautiful. The idea of the H / O is to have no soot deposited on the material. The torch head is mounted in a fixture so the worker just slides the material past it. The rate of travel of the material controls how much heat the acrylic gets.

Ed Sonderman