Author Topic: Transparency Film in the Shop  (Read 1142 times)

Offline toolznthings

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Transparency Film in the Shop
« on: April 09, 2016, 08:32:00 PM »
When reverse engineering a part or designing a new one I plot my layout on copier transparency film to double check my idea. Not all printers will print on the completely clear film so double check your printer specs.
After doing the drawing in cad I print on the film. My HP LaserJet works great for this.
An example of this use is this layout of a part that I may want to mount on one of my fixture plates. After awhile these plates look like swiss cheese with all the holes. This method gives a quick visual of where I can mount the part and what if any original holes can be used. For me it is a handy tool.
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Brian

Offline Vixen

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Re: Transparency Film in the Shop
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 10:51:38 PM »
That is a brilliant way of making maximum use of your fixture plate. Wish I had thought of it myself years ago.
I have just ordered a pack of transparency films for my printer so that I can do the same as you.
Mike
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Offline Nick_G

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Re: Transparency Film in the Shop
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 05:36:58 AM »
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Very neat and useful thinking out of the box idea.  :)

Nick