The plastic bender of FabLab Lyngen

Here are the laser cutting source files for making the plastic bending machine at FabLab Lyngen. The plastic bender is a very handy tool for bending plastic parts made on the lasercutter. You will also need a steel rod, as well as some kind of transformer to put variable amounts of electricity through the rod. Haakon uses a small welding device. You leave your parts over the heated rod, after about one minute the plastic will be melted enough to fold the part by hand. If you want precision bends you can laser cut your own jigs. You can find some instructions in this video.

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