Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 08 2007,22:29
|Quote (meltdown_override @ Mar. 08 2007,10:41)|
|Is it possible to solder plastic like one would do when welding metal?|
"Plastics" refers to a very broad group of polymerized materials, so it depends on the particular engineering of the material(s) you want to join. In a nutshell, no to the soldering idea. And probably no to welding, too, although certain plastics can be welded to each other.
My best idea for joining similar or dissimilar plastics would be to use an epoxy. You may want to find a "craptop" to experiment with if you decide to go that route because there's really no undoing a bad epoxy job. Epoxies are also exothermic, meaning they create heat during cure. You want to make sure that the heat the epoxy you use won't melt the plastics you want to join -- I suppose the laptop case should be fine, but I have no idea about any kind of vacuum like that.
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