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Offline Ians Daddy

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« on: 13/06/2003 15:47:06 »
I'm racking my brain trying to think of a material that would work for a prototype I'm working on. Please help if you know...

It should be transparent i.e. Glass, non-breakable, heat resistant, flame resistant, and relatively available. Does anyone have a suggestion?

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Name That Material
« Reply #1 on: 13/06/2003 16:48:24 »
shatterproof glass?

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« Reply #2 on: 13/06/2003 18:51:53 »
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[Glass, non-breakable, heat resistant, flame resistant, and relatively available. Does anyone have a suggestion?



The best of all possible worlds.  Is it feasable to chemically fabricate glass to be shatter/thermal proof?  Is there such a thing as transparent metal?  Sorry, not being very helpful.  This is a tough one.[?]
 

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« Reply #3 on: 13/06/2003 22:15:47 »
Polycarbonate? It's transparent and strong all right. Not sure about heat and flame resistant.

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« Reply #4 on: 14/06/2003 19:49:20 »
Pyrex?

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« Reply #5 on: 15/06/2003 03:55:57 »
Does fibreglass fit?

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« Reply #6 on: 15/06/2003 10:53:38 »
Not sure if fibreglass will withstand the heat side of things...

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« Reply #7 on: 16/06/2003 01:07:05 »
Wow, these are all great. Thank you so much. I'm going to try Pyrex and look into polycarbonate. I don't know that fiberglass would be transparent enough. Keep 'em coming if you think of one and hopefully this will work out.

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« Reply #8 on: 16/06/2003 08:12:37 »
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Originally posted by Ians Daddy


I love this site. It's quite addictive.



Oh yeah...I agree with you.:)

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« Reply #9 on: 16/06/2003 09:45:22 »
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Does fibreglass fit?

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What's fiberglass? can you also give some examples?[?]

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« Reply #10 on: 16/06/2003 12:45:53 »
I'm not really sure, but I know really cheap bows are made from it.

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« Reply #11 on: 16/06/2003 13:29:35 »
Mmmm...fibreglass, is it a material made from many fine fibres of glass which are made by stretching melted silicon dioxide?

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« Reply #12 on: 16/06/2003 13:43:06 »
Just found a good web page about fibreglass. It seems that my idea of its production was not correct.

http://www.shadowchaser.co.uk/physics/main.htm

This page has lots of information on the material.

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« Reply #13 on: 16/06/2003 14:37:19 »
Why not get thickened toughened glass, this i believe can also be shatter resistant... I think it involves two panes of glass with a film placed between them, it adds to the strength of the glass and if one area of the pane is exposed to pressure and fails, the rest remains intact. They use this principle on some car windows i believe.

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« Reply #14 on: 16/06/2003 20:48:53 »
Fiberglass, hmm, it's very common here. It's amuzing that it is rare there. Almost all the ski boats and fishing boats are made from fiberglass. All of these pick-up trucks here in Texas have campers and bed covers in fiberglass. Hot tubs and Corvettes are fiberglass. The old mini sports car "Fiero" was made from it due to it being light weight. It really is strands of blown glass that is woven and layered to thickness. It can be sanded and glazed for paint. It's much like paper mache' made from glass. It is also like insulation in the fact that it'll make you itch like hell! I've never known it to be transparent, but it may be combined with fiber optic technology to incorporate transparency some day? Just a thought. Now, I'm going to look at that web site to see how wrong I am...hehehe...Thanks!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 17/06/2003 15:59:08 »
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Originally posted by Ians Daddy

Fiberglass, hmm, it's very common here.



Here in California as well, from surf boards to fenders for cars, etc.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 18/06/2003 10:21:48 »
now I know what fibreglass is.:D I thought is was some kind of glass,but I was very wrong.[xx(]by the way,how did you find such usful web site?

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« Reply #17 on: 18/06/2003 12:05:36 »
What material do NASA use for the windows in their space shuttles? obviously they  need to endure huge extremes in temperature...

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« Reply #18 on: 18/06/2003 22:55:23 »
Ronnie, check with your dentist and see if s/he's got some ideas for you.  I have some dental fillings made of "Conquest Crystal".  The dentist said they use the same stuff on the heat sheilds of the space shuttles.

Can you tell us what the prototype is that you're working on, or do you need to keep it under your hat?
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« Reply #19 on: 19/06/2003 00:40:40 »
Conquest Crystal...wow, that sounds interesting. Think I'll research that. I guess that answers Exodus' question. I'll try to find a site on it to post.

I'm actually in the process of getting a patent on this and a few other things. Until then, I'll have to keep it quiet. However, I'll send you all one for free once it's marketed for your interest and input.
 

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« Reply #20 on: 24/02/2007 21:23:21 »
sorry dont know what your experimenting with.
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