Which Plastic - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Multi-Way

Multi-Way Conventional loudspeakers with crossovers

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26th January 2005, 11:56 PM   #1
Mats J is offline Mats J  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Seattle
Default Which Plastic

If I wanted to make a dipole with a plastic baffle, AND have the baffle be an opaque (sp?) color, which type of plastic sheet should I buy. Mind you, it has to also be machinable with standard "garage" wood working tools.
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th January 2005, 12:07 AM   #2
SY is offline SY  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
SY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicagoland
Blog Entries: 1
Corian or something like that could be quite cool.
__________________
The more you pay for it, the less inclined you are to doubt it.- George Smiley
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th January 2005, 03:58 AM   #3
bzdang is offline bzdang  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
bzdang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Pickering, Ontario
Depends on allowable cost, and method of assembly - do you want to bond parts together or fasten with screws? A plastic supplier from the yellow pages should be able to tell you what materials, thicknesses and colors are in stock, and will be able to cut your material to the part sizes that you need.
Here's a place to look at...
www.gepolymershapes.com
__________________
Benford's law of controversy - Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th January 2005, 04:35 AM   #4
bzdang is offline bzdang  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
bzdang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Pickering, Ontario
Cast acrylic is much much better to cut and drill than extruded acrylic.
__________________
Benford's law of controversy - Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th January 2005, 12:46 PM   #5
Paul W is offline Paul W  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Paul W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: North Georgia
While Googling for plastic one day, I found a web supplier listing dozens of different plastics and their primary characteristics on one chart. If you can find that page, you'll likely find your solution...and be able to order it at the same time.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Plastic TLs Geoff H Full Range 24 12th November 2006 02:27 AM
bonding rubber to plastic Keith D Everything Else 5 31st August 2003 06:51 AM
plastic give me a name Multi-Way 4 5th June 2003 04:11 AM
Plastic baffles? dc Multi-Way 5 21st April 2002 03:00 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:57 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2