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Offline ksquaredTopic starter

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Transparent Material that Can be tapped?
« on: November 30, 2013, 02:40:36 PM »
I was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to tell of of a transparent material that could be used reliably (well fairly  ;)) with a tap and die?

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Offline waltr

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Re: Transparent Material that Can be tapped?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 04:25:09 PM »
Plexiglass (acrylic) & Lexan (Polycarbonate) are two I've drilled and tapped with ease.
Just Google "tapping acrylic" to learn how.

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Re: Transparent Material that Can be tapped?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 11:58:32 AM »
Acrylic is more brittle than polycarbonate thus more likely to crack. This may or may not a an issue depending on your geometry, such as how close to an edge you are trying to tap.

 


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