Re: Plastic coating for Actua parts

From: Jay Jacobs (
Date: Thu Aug 20 1998 - 01:30:08 EEST


Brookfield Rapid Solutions uses Plasti Dip from PDI Inc. They can be
reached at 612-785-2156 in the US.

This "coating" is essentially the same as is used to put a rubber grip on
wrench handles and the like. You can get it in a variety of colors and it
only adds a few thousands, depending on your touch. Most interesting though
is the clear version. Just spraying it on helps add durability. However if
you quickly put the model in a vacuum chamber and induce a vacuum, the
coating is actually pulled into the model, adding even more durability and
leaving virtually no surface trace.

Brookfield Rapid Solutions is both an Actua Service Bureau (2 Actua's
in-house)and Reseller of the Actua. I encourage anyone with questions on
the Actua to call me or e-mail me directly.

Hope this helps.

Jay Jacobs
Brookfield Rapid Solutions
13 Hampshire Drive
Hudson, NH 03051
(603) 577-9970

-----Original Message-----
From: Bengt Ivarsson <>
To: rp mailing list <>
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 1998 5:26 AM
Subject: Plastic coating for Actua parts

Hello list
A while ago, it was suggested that coating actua parts with a certain
plastic spray would make them more durable. I havenīt been able to find
out more about it. Could anyone please describe the product so I can
check whether it is available in my neck of the woods. Product name,
manufacturer, type of material etc would me much appreciated.

Also, a good (but still not perfect) way of transporting actua parts is
by using sawdust or -chip in combination with larger pieces of foam,
chips etc. Fill the box tight with it, making sure the parts are
surrounded by fine sawdust/woodchip.

/Bengt I
Electrolux RD
Huskvarna Sweden

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