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Old 04-17-2008, 03:43 PM
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Re: Welding and fabricating thermoplastics

In my experience, nylon, polycarb and polyethylene, would be the more difficult plastics to weld
being thermo plastics doesn't mean they will easily weld,

as Ries suggested a plastic welding gun because of the fine temp control,
and also using offcuts of the materials you're welding will ensure compatability,

polypropylene, pvc, and acrylics would be the easier welds
PVC would be the most versatile IMO
again, as Ries suggested, the stuff is dodgy, wear all the gear,

also, some of the new generation hot glues may be worth experimenting with.
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