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Thread: Another method to join styrene

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    Default Another method to join styrene

    Came across a video that shows joining styrene pieces together using heat from friction. Apparently there was a device made by Mattel years ago called a Spin Welder. In the video (which could use some editing) a rotary tool is used to spin a styrene rod against a junction of two panels. The heat from the friction creates a bead and joins the pieces together.

    Not sure how useful this is but it may be good if you are tired of the fumes from the solvent or have run out of solvent.


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    Cool! Female nerd! Is she your Kate Moss, Al?rofl Great find, bud!

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    Mmmm Kate Moss!! I met her once when I worked at CFOX
    She's in the recent tv series called Vegas.

    The girl in this video makes me think of Scooby Doo. What was her name?
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    You're right! It's Velma!

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    It seems pretty sturdy, and would give a nice welded effect

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    If someone tries this method, I want to see pictures!

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    I'll give it a shot tonight.
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    As soon as the gf is up I'm trying l

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    Meh I don't know how long she waited but I tried two small 6inch pieces and it kept braking apart easy

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    Actually pretty cool. I did shudder several times especially when she was trying to snap the plastic at the score line However, it can get pretty expensive as those small packs of Plastruct styrene is about 2 bucks for 3 or four pieces. Still, another possible technique for folks to try. The nerd in me has a crush on Fran rofl

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