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Bending CIRCUIT BOARD lips??
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 11:52 AM
I have searched the forums and only found results for Lexan...maybe circuit board is the same, but I tried the boiling water technique with absolutly no results...I am using a very very thin piece of Circuit Board lip and trying to get a downward bend similar to that of a SS rapala lure.
I do not have access to a hair straightener so I can not attempt that method.
Does anyone have advice on bending circuit board? Using 2 pairs of pliers and slowly "finessing" it has just caused me to crack the bills.
Posted 01 February 2008 - 12:34 PM
Lexan (Polycarbonate) is a Thermoplastic.
"Thermoplastics" are materials which can be heated and formed, then re-heated and re-formed repeatedly.
Circuit Board Material (AKA G-10, FR-4 etc) is glass cloth with an epoxy resin binder, a Thermoset Laminate.
"Thermoset" materials undergo a chemical as well as a phase change when they are heated. They cannot be re-shaped by heating. In fact at some point enough heat will just make the material smolter and give off some pretty nasty fumes.
Posted 01 February 2008 - 12:41 PM
Thanks for the information, it helps out a LOT. Looks like I'm on a quest for some lexan lips now.
Appreciate the help.
Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:45 PM
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