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    hey i thought the tutorial was great, i just had to point out that he was wrong in one part. no need to fight or get discouraged.
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    Qoou,
    I must a agree with Dave.. what Cannibal said was not incorrect, nor do I think what you said was completely incorrect, except for the point where you said Cannibal was wrong, and about polycabonate.
    In his opening statement he spelled it out that he was talking about PMMA based products, where as you were quoting facts about 4 other completely different compounds. And of course they would have different characteristics then PMMA based products. BTW Plexiglas, Perspex, Acrylic are name brands for Polymethyl methacrylate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) or poly(methyl 2-methylpropanoate) is the synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate. This thermoplastic and transparent plastic is sold by the tradenames Plexiglas, Perspex, Acrylite, Acrylplast, and Lucite and is commonly called acrylic glass or simply acrylic. The material was developed in 1928 in various laboratories and was brought to market in 1933 by the German Company Röhm (GmbH & Co. KG).
    You can read more about it here.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymethyl_methacrylate
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    LEXAN® is a registered trademark for General Electric Company's brand of highly-durable polycarbonate resin thermoplastic intended to replace glass where strength justifies its cost.
    More info can be read here.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexan
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    Polyvinyl chloride, commonly abbreviated PVC, is a widely-used plastic.
    Again you can read more about it here..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyvinyl_chloride
    Quote Originally Posted by Bayplastics
    A transparent copolyester with very high impact resistance, Spectar® sheet is the brand name for extruded Polyethleneterephtalate Glycol (PETG) copolyester sheet.
    And yet again.. Bayplastics and Eastman
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    Polycarbonates are a particular group of thermoplastics. They are easily worked, molded, and thermoformed; as such, these plastics are very widely used in modern manufacturing. They are called polycarbonates because they are polymers having functional groups linked together by carbonate groups (-O-CO-O-) in a long molecular chain. The characteristics of polycarbonate are quite like those of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA; acrylic), but polycarbonate is stronger and more expensive.
    They make eyeglass lenses out of polycarbonate because they are stronger, lighter then glass lenses, and they are more scratch resistant then plastic lenses. And from experience.. polycarbonate lenses are more expensive then plastic or glass lenses as well. Which is why along with the information above, I would say that your evaluation of polycarbonate isn't completely accurate.
    And of course you can read more about polycarbonate here.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycarbonate

    So keep in mind before you say someone is wrong, it would be a good idea to make sure that you are talking about the same thing, and that you have all your facts straight.

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    Wow Overide, when you beat em' back, you beat em' back good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveW
    you're not making many friends with your attitude.
    i don't that can help make cannibal's thread better...

    Anyways...

    maybe i should said that he could use more info, he said earlier that all the plastics could be treated the same(besides the lexan). they cant.

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    Plexiglass comes in many different names, colors, and thicknesses. The types are very important as some are more flexible, scratch resistant or heat retardant.
    i just didnt know constructive crititsizm was a sin these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qoou
    i just didnt know constructive crititsizm was a sin these days.
    It's not .. but saying some one is wrong, is not constructive. There are better ways to go about it, rather then just saying they're wrong.

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    Hey qoou, i'm not trying to put you down bud. I did say that the info you provided was helpful, i'm just saying that telling someone they're wrong isn't constructive criticism. Don't take it personally, i know you meant well - but not everyone else does. It's not in what you're saying, just in how you say. I don't think you've really offended anyone, i'm just pointing out that some day someone might take your form of criticism as an insult.

    Worry not, you posted back, stuck up for yourself, everyone's happy again.

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    i didnt want to offend any one i just wanted to help out.

    Cannibal... i apologize.
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    it takes a dumb man to run away,

    It takes a wise man to stand up, admit he's wrong and apologise!


    Mary had a little lamb. It bumped into a pylon. Ten thousand volts went up its arse and turned its wool to nylon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qoou
    i didnt want to offend any one i just wanted to help out.

    Cannibal... i apologize.
    not concerned about it at all dude. no worries. this is all for the greater good to get this NFO out there and have people use these experiances to help them expand their creativity. the information you and overide have provided im sure will be a usefull gem to someone in the future. btw do you have any lexan if so can you fool arround with the scraps from an old project and post some info on how it behaves? i think that would be a great way to partisipate here

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    actually as a matter of fact i do have scrap lexan i can fool around with. i bought some at home depot the other day just for that purpose.
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