Sep 23, 2011

Twisting Acrylic

At last night’s Makerspace meeting, me and Doug played around with twisting acrylic that’s been engraved with the laser cutter.  We’re using a standing heat gun to provide enough heat to soften the plastic, and then twisting it by hand.

This piece had been engraved and then thrown into the scrap box.  Heating the plastic to twisting temperature doesn’t melt it enough to erase the engraving.  This is DEFINITELY going to get used in some later projects.

This piece didn’t come out quite as I was hoping, so I decided to bend the ends up,  and make it into an acrylic mustache.

Eat your heart out, MakerBot owners!

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