RE: Plastic Spray Coating for Actua Parts

Date: Thu May 14 1998 - 13:55:59 EEST

     Dear Chad, (Brad and Robert too)
     This "Plasti-Dip" spray you put on the Actua parts, What does it do to
     the dimensions? I know these are "Concept models", but I would have
     thought that a build-up on the surface would be unacceptable.
     Or does it soak in? I don't have any experience with Actua parts.
     I have used "Plasti-Dip" for its intended purpose as well as in an
     attempt to produce rubber parts off an SLA master, but I always ended
     up with a noticable thickness and dimensional change.
     Buy the way, it works pretty well if you need to get a rubber like,
     tactile feel on any prototype. I just mask off the area and spray it
     on to the desired thickness with multiple coats. Comes in lots of
     colors too.
     Larry Blasch
     System Administrator for Engineering Services
     OPW Fueling Components
     P.O. Box 405003 Voice: (513) 870-3356 Cincinnati,
     OH 45240-5003 USA Fax: (513) 870-3338
     Disclaimer...The views expressed are personal opinion and not those of
     OPW Fueling Components.
     * "Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else." *

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