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Extrusions! Yay!

Postby rkuchinsky » July 7th, 2017, 10:43 am

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Hi All,

Just casting a large, general net here in prep for a new project. New project is an extruded process (can't say the material, but let's say similar to a plastic), about the diameter/length of a pen/pencil.

Just wondering if anyone has any exciting examples, process hacks (to achieve things that don't look extruded, good combos with unique secondary processes, etc.), interesting profiles, etc.

Not looking for anything necessarily technical, functional or material focused at this point, just inspiration, different ways to look at the process, etc.

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Re: Extrusions! Yay!

Postby sonofscrotum » July 7th, 2017, 12:04 pm


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Re: Extrusions! Yay!

Postby rkuchinsky » July 7th, 2017, 12:13 pm

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sonofscrotum wrote:http://boards.core77.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=26176


Thanks. Did check that out, but looking for things closer to the small size and length I'm working with.

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Postby ralphzoontjens » July 11th, 2017, 6:15 pm

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Postby Mr-914 » July 12th, 2017, 6:45 am

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I always find co-extrusions to be fun:

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Hard to give examples without more context. Good luck!
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Postby NURB » July 12th, 2017, 8:35 am

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From this company: http://www.apextrusion.com/index.html
(I'm sure you've found them via Google.)

Most extrusions I work with are metals...
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Postby ralphzoontjens » July 13th, 2017, 7:51 am

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I like extrusions that work with the flexibility of the plastic, integrating features such as hinges and snap fingers.
You can integrate tiny grooves as drilling guides. Co-extrusions for rubber-plastic for isolation or damping.
There is a Dutch company, Heering, that can also implement continuous printed foils on the extrusions for metal, wood, leather or other artistic effects. So a lot is possible. In my experience you often need an aesthetic finish to make up for the extrusion lines, though on some convex curved surfaces these lines are minimally visible.
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