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Flattening warped FD [message #40515] Tue, 20 December 2011 00:52 UTC Go to next message
avatar GWMT  is currently offline GWMT
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This arrived today:
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It was packed vertically instead of being laid flat on the bottom of the box. Can FD be flattened out with heat like resin parts?

[Updated on: Tue, 20 December 2011 03:31 UTC]

Re: Flattening warped FD [message #40519 is a reply to message #40515 ] Tue, 20 December 2011 03:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A little heat and pressure do the trick!
index.php?t=getfile&id=12834&private=0
The right side is still slightly lifted but not enough to cause problems. The upper door track will need to be squeezed between a pair of machinist's squares when it's glued down to make it perfectly straight.

I set it on my FUD oven ( http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&&th=5 438&goto=38272#msg_38272 ) and it quickly began to flatten out. I finished up by placing a pair of machinist's squares on top to make it perfectly flat.

When I first opened the box and saw how badly the part was warped I didn't think it could be salvaged. I'm glad I was wrong!

Re: Flattening warped FD [message #40521 is a reply to message #40519 ] Tue, 20 December 2011 04:32 UTC Go to previous message
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Rather dramatic result! Your bit of ingenuity certainly went a long way in solving what seemed on the surface to totally require a reprint.

 
   
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