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    What are the methods to join two acrylic sheets?

    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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    what are you gonna use the acrylic for?

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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiNgPiNg
    what are you gonna use the acrylic for?
    To make a simple casing for my mATX motherboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsLuBio
    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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    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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    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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    You can get a big piece of acrylic and use a stripheater to bent it ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by XProfessionalX
    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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    can acetone work?
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    hmm not very
    but best is can get hold of chlorofoam
    best for join 2 pieces of plastic together
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    Epoxy also can right

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    epoxy can
    but ugly can see the epoxy chlorofoam cannot see
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    that time i used epoxy then the pieces came out after it fully cured.
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    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.

    Cheers.

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