Joining Clear Acrylic sheets to make 3D Boxes for Objects

kwikpictureframing

Grumbler in Training
Hi ive got acrylic sheets approx 12" square, I need to make boxes out of them? for 3D objects. How can I join them together strongly without them falling apart. Im going to make them and post them out. Any ideas for good solution and glue to use. Without making it messy.

thanks

Suki
 
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wpfay

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The surfaces need to be flat, and the solvent will wick into the joints by capillary action. Best applied with a needle and syringe. I've been in fabrication facilities and they use lots of shims and clamps to position the pieces of acrylic before "welding" them together with the solvent.
Plastic fabricators use high speed carbide tools that are specifically designed for the purpose. They are designed to generate as little heat as possible to avoid melting.
I just had an acrylic cover made from 6mm Optium and the tolerances for the fabricating are probably less than .001", so I'm pretty sure they are using a CNC.
Good luck! Let us know how you progress.
 
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