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Re: How to bend lexan for a hood?

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Originally Posted by MrForbes View Post
I've been involved with building several robots that used polycarbonate for various things, over the past dozen years...I think I've used heat to form it, once, in that time. Just seems like a bit of unnecessary work?
I am with MrForbes.

Polycarb in thicknesses of 1/16 th or so are very easy to bend on a brake without heat at all.

I have seen some splitting with 1/8th but that is still servicable for most applications.

I don't think heat will hurt in most cases but I don't think it is necessary.

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