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Subject: Re: Cold bending of polycarb sheet

Date: 07/19/00 at 5:19 PM
Posted by: GREG FACER
E-mail: gfacer@istar.ca
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In Reply to: Cold bending of polycarb sheet posted by Rod Reynolds on 06/27/00 at 12:38 PM:

Hi Rod,

We would probably do this job with heat, but it can be tricky avoiding bubbles (predrying the sheet would help alot I believe, although we never do that here). Cold bending will usually leave a break mark where the plastic bunches up in the bend, which may look better or worse than a few bubbles, depends on the application.

Either a large break or hydraulic should work, although the hydraulic type probably doesn't need to be adjusted to fit 3/16th thickness.

Just find a good, open minded shop and good luck!

Greg Facer, Industrial Plastics (glaswood.com)

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