Bend with the Sheetpress
We have used the sheetpress as a tool for bending plastic sheets, solid surface materials or even extruded beams. The process is quite simple but might require some preparation to get the best results. Below are the steps taken to do this, although there is still room for further improvements!
- Sheet press
- Some kind of mould
- Clamps —
Step 1 - Make a mould
It’s also important to keep in mind where the clamps will be placed so make sure there is space for the clamps to grab on to.
Step 2 - Temperature and timing
The right temperature depends on the plastic type and thickness. You can check in between to see if it bends far enough or experiment with smaller pieces before starting with bigger sheets.
Below are some of the settings we have worked with.
Step 3 - Place in the Sheetpress
It is also possible to bend sheets larger than the sheetpress, as long as the bended part fits the press (second image is a 2x1 sheet).
Step 4 - Bend the sheets!
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