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(poly)styrene rods

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by EddieM, 13 Feb 2019.

  1. EddieM

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    Does anyone know where I can get some 15-40mm round dense polystyrene rods from? It has to be polystyrene.
     
  2. Burnerman

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    Have a look for Rexolite, Eddie.....for school use we bought it from either Bay Plastics or Goodfellows - I dont know if they still exist though!
    This will cost yer.....:eek:
    John :)
     
  3. EddieM

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    Why is it seemingly difficult to find, would have thought it was trivial to source?
     
  4. EddieM

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    hmm, maybe ABS will be ok?
     
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    What's it for and why polystyrene
     
  6. EddieM

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    Coz it has to be bonded (glued) to polystyrene, so that rules out a lot of plastics.
     
  7. EddieM

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    Found some, £8 (y) remarkably difficult to source ???
     
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    Rapid electronics/Farnell/RS components?

    Nozzle
     
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    No dice??? odd innit!
     
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    I knew someone with a small injection-moulding business, but I'm pretty sure their feed was in granulated plastics, which they turned into whatever shape they wanted. I suppose they could have extruded rods. he used to make things for Yotties.
     
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    Sure, you can get these things custom made for £££'s but erroneously I assumed they'd be stock items, readily available, seemingly not so, it's coming from the USofA.
     
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    It's arrived!
     
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    And it's too small :(
     
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