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Can A Circuit Board Lip Be Bent ......
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 04:46 PM
into, say a 20 degree angle and maintain that angle (after being epoxied into a crank) while retaining it's strength?
Thanks for any feed back.
Posted 25 September 2010 - 08:02 PM
G-10 is a thermoset plastic on a substrate, e.g. fiberglass cloth, so it may be feasible but I don't know at what temperature or if it would retain its strength after bending.
Posted 26 September 2010 - 12:02 AM
It is possible to do this with lexan (polycarbonate) but I am unsure of g-10. I have often thought about doing this myself but never got around to it. If you attempt it I would recommend using boiling water or a heat gun. Let us know how it goes.
Posted 26 September 2010 - 01:13 AM
I doubt it, but no harm in trying. I think the bond between the fibres and the binder would break.
It would not be difficult to make your own from fibreglass and polyester resin. Better if you can find a fine weave fibreglass cloth. Make a female wooden former (sealed) of the angle you want, make a male former to clamp once the glass and resin has been laid. This should give you a smooth finish. The result would be an angled strip, from which you cut your lips.
I guess it depends on how much work you want to get into.
Posted 26 September 2010 - 05:02 PM
Very ingenious idea Dave.