[EMS Discuss] Any ideas out there on how to repair and bond plastic together?

Dan Robinson EMAIL HIDDEN
Fri Jan 18 11:44:00 PST 2013


This may be a bit late in this case, but it brings to mind a further
possible technique.

First, wrap helical-wound wire, or wires, from bike brake cable around
a piece of 3D printer plastic strand. Bind parts together with the
wire/strand. Connect a variable transformer to both ends of the wire
to heat it enough to melt the plastic, ideally with a lower softening
point than the structure being repaired.

Dan

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> I always check out http://www.thistothat.com for gluing advice.
> However, not extremely helpful this time, except to
> mention sanding which is a good idea.  From looking at the the
> picture, I would drill a number of small holes on
> either side of the crack and "sew" it up with wire.  Then spread
> epoxy on top of that.
>
>> One of the hinges on the plastic totes lid has broken. I don't know
>> if any
>> of you have experience repairing items like this. Does anyone know
>> what
>> might be the best glue or epoxy to use? The clear plastic lid has a
>> recycling denotation of '5' on it if that helps you know what type
>> of
>> plastic it is.
>>
>> Thanks for your help.
>> Austin McKimmey
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