where to get sintra (komatex) .75 inches thick?

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where to get sintra (komatex) .75 inches thick?

Post by stuntpenguin007 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:14 pm

I would like to model an xbox 360 laptop case after one of Ben Heck's... well actually pretty much steal the whole design, but...

Does anyone know where to find sintra .75 inches thick? the thickest I've seen is .5 inches.

Oh and if anyone cares, I'm trying to re-create this. http://www.engadget.com/2007/04/25/how- ... op-part-2/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: where to get sintra (komatex) .75 inches thick?

Post by snowpenguin » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:16 pm

WHY do you need 3/4" for a laptop?


OH I see for the walls... I think sintra only comes in like 1/8 and 1/4 and 1/2.
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Re: where to get sintra (komatex) .75 inches thick?

Post by stuntpenguin007 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:23 pm

That Ben... :lol:

lying about they sizes sintra comes in. I'm sure if I google hard enough I'll find it, but help appreciated. If anything I'll stack 3 sheets of .5 inch


edit: Yikes! that's gonna cost me $138 http://www.sdplastics.com/komatex.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And I don't even know where I'm going to find a cnc machine for it. Maybe I'll wait this one out for a while, at least until I can find a cnc machine.
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Re: where to get sintra (komatex) .75 inches thick?

Post by 64M320N3 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:36 pm

If you looked in the thread right below this one, you would realize that I have a CNC machine. :lol:
Making stuff with my new beautiful CNC machine!
Would you like a professional looking custom case for your portable? I may be able to help you. Check out this link:
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32724

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Re: where to get sintra (komatex) .75 inches thick?

Post by stuntpenguin007 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:11 pm

yeah I saw that, and it would probably be my best option, I was just trying to look local, because they say when shipping komatex it has to be shipped by truck, not ups. I'm sure that costs way more than I want to pay shipping for 3 times.

the stuff is sold in 48" X 96" sheets, all I really need is aprox. 20" X 34". I really wish I could buy half a sheet for $70


edit: If I'm able to cut out things literally side by side, (the side of one cut is the side of another) I could get by with a 1/2" sheet for $99 <--- If someone could verify that its possible to cnc things side by side.

not sure if I can order from sdplastics or not, but I might actually buy some soon.
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Re: where to get sintra (komatex) .75 inches thick?

Post by woox » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:52 pm

you can use a 0.5 + 0.25 thick and glue them together (which is what ben did I believe).

honestly though, if your short on $$ just make your own designs and cut them, ben does it a expensive way

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