Acrylic Bender

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This tool can be used to bend flat pieces of acrylic (PMMA).

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Acrylic Bender

This tool consists of a heating element, which heats a sheet of plastic in a line, allowing it to be bent on that line.

There is a thermostat on the bottom, but it doesn't change the temperature very much.

Any thermoplastic can be used (Acrylic / PMMA, also known as Plexiglas® and Perspex, Polycarbonate (PC), also known as Lexan®, PETG, PVC)

Sheets can be clamped, and bent on a form or by hand. They can then cool naturally or using water. 

Be careful to not let the plastic, your body, or anything flammable touch the heating element.

When you are finished, make sure to unplug the machine.

Do not leave this machine unattended while it is on.

 

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Plastics
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