Magnet Maker

Laser Cut Lexan Lips

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In the UK, we have yell.com, an online business phone directory. This enables me to find the nearest service. I'm sure you will have something similar in the USA.

I suggest this because it would be a good idea to sit down with these people and discuss your requirements face to face.

They will require a computer model of the lip, or they will charge you to do it for you. I can help you with the computer model if you require (no charge).

I have done a similar project in the past, cutting 10mm steel plates for a decorative arch. I think it was MIG, but same principle.

Another thought on the subject: to make it worth while, they will expect you to cut thousands. Maybe other members have lip production requirements and could share the cost. Should be easy enough to organise. I will help all I can, as I am interested in the idea myself, for in the future.

The file type I used in the past was DXF, very easy to do. Mention this to the engineer and see if it is what he wants. If so, I just need to discuss the finer details with him, by e-mail (sheet size, lip spacing etc) then the project is a go.

Dave

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I inquired about this awhile ago with a local company that I found locally on the internet and was advised that they cannot cut lexan as the cutting process released toxic and caustic fumes that would damage the machinery and anyone with in breathing distance

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My school has a laser ingraver that can cut polycarbonate. I asked why it couldnt cut the lexan and my teacher said that the laser did not get hot enough to cut the lexan. I think if you wanted to cut lexan with precsion I would go with a water jet.

Goodluck, Jacob

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spoopa,

Lexan is polycarbonate, it's just GE's brand name for it.

oh my bad lol:lol:, well its that one stuff that sucks for using lips

thanks, Jacob

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One millimetre poly punches quite easily and can be cut with scissors - unless you want 1000's, it would hardly be worth it??????????pete

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We have a laser, punch presses, turrets and a machining center. All of these can be used to cut polycarb except the laser. Do not cut this with a laser it is very toxic. You can also use hand tools and a water jet.

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I found a company that does laser cut Lexan at a reasonable price comparable to that of off the shelf stamped lips. I was not aloud to add a link to them here. If anyone else is interested PM me.

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