I need to move on to my first prototype.
I need some kind of plastic that would get rigid when applying
cold water for a few minutes and soften back up to original shape when under hot water for a few minutes.
All I need is for the plastic to stay rigid and hot for no more than 3 minutes tops and yes this part is crucial to the entire design.
What I need is a plastic with shape-memory properties .There’s so many different types of plastic and
this is my first time working with plastic or anything for that matter LOL.
I need to use plastic to keep the cost down as oppose to Shape memory alloys being plastic is cheaper.
This part of the prototype/shape is very simple and small and I could do it myself but being it needs to be in the memory state
that I need when heated I can’t do it.. So I would have to get someone to mold it into the shape I need . Seriously the shape is not complicated at all .
Can someone recommend a plastic supplier who deals in memory shape plastic who will also give it the memory/shape I need ?
Also ..does this type of plastic exist that would change shape back and forth in minutes ?
I’m located in NYC if that helps.
Thanks so much :)
PS:New Member and really enjoying reading the forum.. :D