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How does one cut ribbon foil to precise dimensions like the manufacturers do it?
How does one cut ribbon foil to precise dimensions like the manufacturers do it?
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Old 13th January 2020, 04:38 PM   #11
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Standard xacto blades work well also. I used WD-40 as a hold down agent because on the sizes used the water/soap combo discolored or corroded the aluminum.
Maybe the length of time I needed to cut all the traces was the factor.

To avoid buying a ton of blades, I just sharpened them with a ceramic stone

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Old 13th January 2020, 07:40 PM   #12
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What about self healing cutting mat as surface for cutting? Will it not hold the aluminium foil in place while cutting?
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Old 13th January 2020, 08:16 PM   #13
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Glass is flat and hard enough to resist cuts and easily available everywhere. I cant see a reason for a substitute
You also get good feedback from the blade as you cut the foil.

For a decent hydraulic interface , you would need a well sealed surface with no porosity in whatever you use
On glass you still need to be careful , and a template or firm pressure of a straight edge gives you some insurance against lifting

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Old 14th January 2020, 04:13 AM   #14
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I dunno guys, I need god-like precision for my intended experiments. I question whether it can be done properly by hand. I want to put no more than .5mm distance between the ribbon and the magnets.
Maybe I should start looking for sources to purchase custom ribbon from that don't require you to buy a literal ton of foil.

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Old 14th January 2020, 04:29 AM   #15
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What about a laser CNC machine? YouTube
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Old 14th January 2020, 06:02 AM   #16
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What about a laser CNC machine? YouTube
Still needs a backing...
It seems that the cut (kerf width) is about 1 mm and that the cut out is a little bit rough.

Perhaps there are other CNC machines that are better.
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Old 14th January 2020, 06:40 PM   #17
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Um, I just use my wife's manual spaghetti machine. Cuts perfect 1/4" wide strips, and LOTS of them.

Laugh all you want, but works for me!!
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Old 14th January 2020, 08:19 PM   #18
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If only it cut larger
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