Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:13 PM
Has anyone an idea on flattening the thingies? I mean anything quicker than: "put it under a few dozen pounds of books and wait for a (very long) while" would be welcome.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:21 PM
- ABS maximum temperature is 80C (176F) and melt at 105C (221F)
- Polycarbonate plastic used for transparent bricks melt at 267C (512.6F)
Still if you use your oven and start the heat a it's minimum (mine is as low as 170F) and raise it slowly you should be fine. Definitely try a practice run first
Edited by Lego Guy Bri, 25 March 2012 - 10:21 PM.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:17 PM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:42 PM
Tried that out. I heated the point to about 100C (212F) for 5-10 minutes until it started flattening. Took it out and let it cool under some weight. And voilà, a nice flat point...
Edited by Frank STENGEL, 27 March 2012 - 05:43 PM.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:44 AM
Glad it worked out for you! And thanks for the info on heating, I have a few elements that need it
Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:47 AM
Just one thing: keep a constant eye on the parts. You want to be able to take them out of the oven before they are overcooked I had a chair in front of the oven which had my wife wondering what paint I was watching dry
Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:55 AM
Good to know. About how long did you have in?
Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:56 AM
Actually, I tried this. It did not work: the water cooled too fast for it to properly heat the rather large parts.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:57 PM
You could try a double boiler method on the stove top too.. a bit of a PIA though.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:40 AM
As previously stated ABS starts melting at about 105 °C. I just made the bitter experience. I had wanted to go faster and heated the oven to 110 °C. Result : a totally shrunk piece of plastic ready for the bin (or to be used for modding !)
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