Friday, January 10, 2014

How to make square cavity in ABS plastic sheet

This post is talking about how to make a square cavity cut in thick ABS plastic sheet (or any soft plastic sheet like HIPS). In my case it was 5 mm thick ABS sheet. I needed this when I was trying to make a fixture for a Peltier cooler 40 mm x 40 mm. The tools you will need are almost available at home:

1. Stainless steel ruler
2. Rigid blade cutter
3. Cup saw bit
4. Electric drill
5. Lineman plier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineman%27s_pliers)

 Just follow the instructions on the image below.