More acetal belt buckles


#1

I made a couple more buckles today. I wanted to see if there was any difference between the white and the black acetal. The only thing I really noticed was that the “smoke stains” on black were more visible as seen here.


since the debris from cutting seems to be white, it shows up pretty well on a black surface. It does just wash off easily with some water though. This was a belt for my nephew.

I couldn’t leave my nieces out though

Here are some closer shots of both.


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#2

Good to see acetal cuts well as it is a good engineering material for mechanical parts.


#3

Nice! And thanks for the closeups. It looks like really straight cuts. Happy to see acetal being used, and hope that means we’ll be seeing some in our Proofgrade packs!


#4

Those belt buckles are RAD. :upside_down: Most excellent!


#5

now you only need this in you belt :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#6

I’ve been looking forward to seeing someone cut Acetal.


#7

Don’t forget the holder for the “bat shark repellent” (extra pts for those that remember this) :grinning:


#8

curious, can you “warm up” acetal in an oven or use a heat gun to bend it or give it a bit of curve? I’ve never used that material but could see some possibilties since it seems to cut quite nicely.


#9

Searches say yes, but you have to be very gentle.


#10

Have you tried masking them prior to cutting? I find this helps with the smoke stains. even ordinary masking tape applied to both sides helps. It can also be engraved through if there is not much of a grey scale.