Polypropylene Shell - Do we use heat to bend it?


#1

Do we need to use heat to bend the polypropylene shell? Or do we just fold it over at the line with out added heat?


#2

Don't bend it unheated, you'll most likely break the shell. Polypropylene is not so much fun to deal with. Consult

http://wiki.openrov.com/index.php/Bending_the_Outer_Shell

It shall guide you young Skywalker.


#3

Ah! Thanks! I didn't realize it was the same as with the acrylic. :D


#4

To be honest, I like the acrylic better. I went through 3 iterations on a laser cutter with the polypropylene...it was not pretty.


#5

I have found the heat gun method works quite well on the polypropylene, provided you turn the heat up a little from what was described in the guide.

Like Jim I have found it problematic to laser cut.