Re: Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

Ric Case

Gents I am printing my own 3D cars and drill out the holes for the 00/80 tap with no problem! 
Mine are resin and tap very clean ! If I get a little sloppy with the tap, I just use a very fine coating of white glue on the tip of the screw to hold it in place.
Have around thirty already done.

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 

On Jun 15, 2020, at 8:23 AM, Jim Marlett <jmarlett@...> wrote:

I think I would tap the existing holes and see if it works. If it doesn’t, drill them out and glue in the styrene rod.

Jim Marlett

On Jun 15, 2020, at 1:16 AM, Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:

Thought about that,  but the holes are already there and just about the right size.  Just not sure how that plastic would take to tapping, ands I don't have any plastic rod at hand ...

Mike Conder, enjoying local openings ...

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 12:02 AM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:

I think I would get some thin plastic rod a little bigger than the screws you're going to use, drill the car body out for it, superglue a suitable section in place and tap that out for the screw. A small post drill helps get the holes straight. Tedious I know but with all that time on your hands it will keep you busy!

Mark K
Oxon, England (Slightly stir crazy!)

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