Re: A potential new source for pop-pop boats or kits
- Plastic is definitely no the material of choice for a commercial pop-pop kit. I do however think that it is a starting place for a new venture.
I have seen plastic candle holders at weddings etc. So plastic is acceptable in some venues. I have also seen wind cups placed over candles at memorial services. The basic is a simple Dixie type cup designed for that purpose and others are a clear plastic. The plastics in both cases is probably self extinquishing.
In any case plastic & the phlat printer would work for prototypes and perhaps beyond. You never know.
--- In email@example.com, "zoomkat" <Zoomkat@...> wrote:
> Just a reality check, plastic and fire do not mix well in a commercial setting. Wood or metal would probably the only materials that an insurer would underwrite. Plastic is ok for DIY pop pop boats, but I don't think it would fly in the US as a commercial product.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Pete" <georgeyyy@> wrote:
> > Hi Zoom...
> > You make all valid points. From what I understand the Phlatprinter cuts plastic at present. One that cuts thin wood is in the works. Hulls could be made out of either plastic or wood using the "bread & butter" assembly technique (laminating several thin sheets). The Phlatprinter would require a 2D template for each layer. I'm thinking that a hull could also be designed using 4 pcs; the bottom,two sides and the transom. All of the seems would require sealing.