moldable plastic question
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moldable plastic question

by PCMTECH on Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:07 pm

button i need to duplicate, next to a 45mm volume slider for reference
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I need a product which i believe you off for sale that are plastic beads that when put in scalding water become a moldable substance that hardens. I am attempting to fabricate some buttons that are used in a digital keyboard on the panel to activate certain functions like different sounds (piano, organ etc.) the buttons go through cutouts in a metal panel and press against a rubber coated contact switch on the circuit board mounted below. Will your product stand up to use in a warm climate or is the final fabrication going to be too soft for this use? Do you think an moldable epoxy might be a better solution for me? (like Gorilla Epoxy Stick)

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Re: moldable plastic question

by adafruit_support_bill on Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:52 am

That material melts at 60C. If your project generates any heat of its own, the melting point might be reached when used in a warm environment.

Moldable epoxy would be more durable. My choice for parts of that nature would be 3D printing. There are many on-line printing services if you do not have access to a printer.

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