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Offline JoeSkullTopic starter

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Does HDPE Bend Well
« on: November 18, 2008, 04:18:29 PM »
What I mean is:
Can i get it to stay bent in a halfpipe like shape??
Or is there a better material that's about as cheap??


Anyone even tried this yet??
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Re: Does HDPE Bend Well
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 04:21:40 PM »
You'll have to warm a sheet of hdpe up then lay it across an existing halp pipe shape. When it cools down it will stay in that shape. There are a few instructables (instructables.com) about moulding hdpe

Offline JoeSkullTopic starter

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Re: Does HDPE Bend Well
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 04:33:47 PM »
k, that makes sense
thx

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Re: Does HDPE Bend Well
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 08:24:29 PM »
HDPE might release toxic gases when heated, so do it in a well ventilated area.
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Re: Does HDPE Bend Well
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008, 12:58:40 PM »
k thx

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Re: Does HDPE Bend Well
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2008, 12:13:42 AM »
HDPE resists bending, and is damaged if forcefully/mechanical bent. Thin sheets will bend much better.

 


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