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What are the methods to join two acrylic sheets? just.srad Mar 8th, 07, 11:20 AM #1

I have searched the Web, and found basically we can use the Acrylic cement to join the two acrylic sheets.

I prefer to use screws to do it because it gives a firmer hold.

Anyone could give advices on how to do it using the screw. Would be appreciated for suggestions. Thanks.



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PiNgPiNg Mar 8th, 07, 11:21 AM #2
what are you gonna use the acrylic for?
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IsLuBio Mar 8th, 07, 12:08 PM #3
for joining at a 90 degree angle u can either use a metal L plate or bend another piece of acrylic into a L plate n join them
if u wanna use chloroform u can find those triangular strip n join them tgt
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just.srad Mar 8th, 07, 02:43 PM #4
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what are you gonna use the acrylic for?
To make a simple casing for my mATX motherboard.
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just.srad Mar 8th, 07, 02:46 PM #5
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for joining at a 90 degree angle u can either use a metal L plate or bend another piece of acrylic into a L plate n join them
if u wanna use chloroform u can find those triangular strip n join them tgt
Thanks for your suggestion. I have ever thought of using the metal L plate.

but if i can use screw to attach both together and it will be neat.

Thanks anyway..
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FusionTiger Mar 8th, 07, 03:19 PM #6
You can try this method that I had posted on one of the threads back in dec 04.


Basically, it's just a small piece of Acrylic Cube that is to be drilled and tappered to secure 2 or more pieces of acrylics.



Screws will be screwed in this way.
If you wouldn't want to taper any screw threads, you can use Nuts & Bolts, just make sure the nuts and bolts don't cross with another set of nuts and bolts in the cube.
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just.srad Mar 8th, 07, 03:38 PM #7
THanks, FusionTiger,

That's a good idea,

What if i want to insert a piece of acrylic in between so that i can place the motherboard on top and PSU / Harddisk at the bottom?
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XProfessionalX Mar 8th, 07, 03:50 PM #8
You can get a big piece of acrylic and use a stripheater to bent it ..
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jason6142004 Mar 8th, 07, 04:32 PM #9
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You can get a big piece of acrylic and use a stripheater to bent it ..
methods mentioned here..

1) L-plate (not very nice)
2) screws (have to drill holes, may not look very nice)
3) acrylic cubes
4) bending a monster piece (must have acess to a strip heater)
5) chlorofoam + triangular strip (chlorofoam may not be easy to get)

i suggest a combination of chlorofoam(though its difficult to get hold of), triangular strips and acrylic cubes
( http://www.acryan.com/_constructx/index.shtml )
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tarui04 Mar 8th, 07, 09:40 PM #10
can acetone work?
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IsLuBio Mar 8th, 07, 10:28 PM #11
hmm not very
but best is can get hold of chlorofoam
best for join 2 pieces of plastic together
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XProfessionalX Mar 8th, 07, 10:38 PM #12
Epoxy also can right
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IsLuBio Mar 8th, 07, 10:52 PM #13
epoxy can
but ugly can see the epoxy chlorofoam cannot see
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tarui04 Mar 8th, 07, 10:58 PM #14
that time i used epoxy then the pieces came out after it fully cured.
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Excalib12e Mar 8th, 07, 11:21 PM #15
check this out, pretty ingenious way to join the sheets.But you'll need thick acrylic..

http://www.virtual-hideout.net/artic...e/index3.shtml

hope this helps.

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