Saturday, 15 September 2012

More heating tests

Again I heated the acrylic with a blow torch to test the boundaries of how far it could be twisted.

This was the first test trying to twist a 1cm strip. The reason it snapped was because I tried heating the entire rod and then twisting it all in one go however by the time i had heated the whole rod enough to bend part of it had cooled down and so by twisting it, it snapped.

I rectified this problem by only heating parts of the rod at a time and then twisting it. Although it was hard to get even it didn't matter if I made a mistake because it can just be reheated and then shaped again. 

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