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polymorph

I love the look of Polymorph. It's a plastic material that becomes soft like dough at only 62 degrees celcius, and remains shapeable until it cools down to around 50 degrees. under that temperatur it behaves like normal plastic, you can cut it, drill in it, glue it together, sand it and paint it. And if you need to reshape it; just dip it in your teacup until it gets hot again. For more details check this PDF on specs. For those who are familiar to the swashbot, this is what he used on #3, the brand he uses is Shapelock.

The only problem is that I can only find it at MUTR . The price is nice, but the shipping fee to Norway is to much. Add 50% taxes and fees, and the amount gets ridiculous...

Does anybody know anywhere else I can buy it? Or are there any LMR-people who live in UK willing to buy it and mail it to Norway as a "Gift" (for a fair compensation of course)?

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BaseOverApex's picture

Poly01.jpgAs I continually say every time someone suggests I do a walkthrough: the difficult part is figuring out what everyone else wants to read about. I just assumed everyone knew about this stuff.

I also have a screwdriver. Should I write a walkthough?

You can get it from slatec.com, too. Haggle with him over the postage rates if you're buying in bulk.

 

 

Left is what it looks like before you melt it. When you melt it, it goes fairly clear, then white again when it cools. Once cooled, you can machine it the same way you would with nylon or polypropelene.

Below is a hacksaw handle I made, moulded to the form of my hand. It gives great control and means my hand doesn't get cramps from over-gripping the saw.

I also have a screwdriver. Should I write a walkthough?Poly02.jpgPoly03.jpg

fritsl's picture
Hey - I must say that after looking at the video, that ShapeLock seems QUITE interesting. Get me some too :)
fritsl's picture

Hey - Huh? What!?!

Just read the PDF, and this crossed my eyes: 

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD POLYMORPH BE
HEATED ABOVE THE RANGE 60°-65° MAX. ABOVE THIS
TEMPERATURE IT WILL BECOME A STICKY ADHERENT
MASS AND PRESENT THE SAME HAZARD AS HOT-MELT
GLUE (which is one of its uses at higher temperatures).

Huh? Is this really, no, can it be? Huh? That's it, I am getting some hot-glue sticks, and some hot whater! I have to try this! 

fritsl's picture

HAHAAA!! That's IT!!

Must make walkthrough!