UV Curable Acrylic Plastic VS. DOT4 Brake fluid

Discussion in 'My Work In Progress' started by szuruburuman, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. szuruburuman
    szuruburuman New Member
    Hi,
    I'd like to print a hydraulic gyro for bike brake. It's a mechanism that allows to spin the bar without limits of brake hose.
    This is how it looks like: http://www.bikemag.com/files/2010/08/jcm-cworx-slopestylebik es0014-600x399.jpg
    The print must be very strict with smooth surface to avoid the leaks. I thaugh that acrylic plastic print will be perfect.
    Most of bike brakes are going on typical DOT4 brake fluid that is caustic for some materials so I wonder that brake fluid can damage the print material.
    Anybody have any idea what's happening when DOT meets acrylic plastic?
    Best regards,
    Aleks
     
  2. Tamert
    Tamert New Member
    The brake fluid will eat the part.