I have a few questions.
- Is it safe to use a toaster oven to cook food after you've heated acrylic, perspex, or other plastics in it so that you can bend it?
- Which is lighter? 18 gauge Aluminium sheet or 3mm thick Acrylic sheet?
- Which sheet of material specified above is easier to bend?
- Which shee of material specified above do you choose to make micro-servo brackets with?
- Would cutting two pieces and gluing them perpendicular to each other be an alternative to bending?
- Any easy to use CAD to design parts?
Note - The Aluminium sheet and the Acrylic sheet are the same length, same width and same price at where I'm buying from, and that's 195mm x 195mm.
Note 2 - The Micro-Servos I am using are 14 HXT900's.
I would use aluminum if it's no thinner than 1mm and no thicker than 2mm. Ideal is 1.5mm thick. I have no idea how thick is 18 gage. You can use a vice or just pliers to bend it and cut it with scissors and drilling... you have to drill both materials so that doesn't matter. Use a press drill if possible. Scribe the center of the hole and punch it with a sharp punching tool to keep the drill bit from sliding off center.
You can also glue the parts, but it may break in use. Good enough for a scanning sensor mount, but I believe it can be too weak for legs, especially if you accidentally drop it.