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Greg D

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Acrylic signs
« on: January 04, 2015, 06:18:21 AM »
I am going to make some of the acrylic signs and was wondering what kind of light is used in the signs. Any ideas? Thanks Greg D

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Re: Acrylic signs
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2015, 05:05:18 PM »
LED strips. You can buy them on e-bay.

Cliff C

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Re: Acrylic signs
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 07:51:44 PM »
Greg
GE makes an LED module called a mini max. They are 6500k with a 180 degree lighting angle. They are specifically designed for lighting acrylic,lexan,polycarbonate as well as very shallow signs.

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Re: Acrylic signs
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 06:23:45 PM »
What is a good/great bit to use for  acrylic? I've used a 'regular' one before and it melted the acrylic such that it stuck around the  bit and made a mess.

Any suggestions on how to not melt it?
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Re: Acrylic signs
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2016, 04:26:40 PM »
Need to slow RPM way down an travel speed up. Use cast Acrylic.


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Re: Acrylic signs
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2016, 06:32:48 AM »
Cast Acrylic is the answer. Also if you can use a 90 or 120 degree bit may help but I have used 60 v cutter also.
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Re: Acrylic signs
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2016, 02:18:08 PM »
CAST is definitely the answer, put air also makes it possible, I fabricated an air line with line lock tubing
and while I cut I have it blowing on the bit/part, works like a champ. No more melting issues, as well as a very smooth cut.

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Re: Acrylic signs
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2016, 04:34:28 PM »
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