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Folding Alupanel

Discussion in 'Dimensional Signs' started by Jb1983, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Jb1983

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    Hi,

    so im hoping to start folding aluminum composite panels, what basic tools do I need to do this?
    Is there any good guides I can find online?

    I have a job coming up that ive sourced out the channel letters for and im planning on making the backer panels myself, id like to use alupanel and fold the edges to create a box.
     
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  2. Martin Denton

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    When we first started we used a hand held router mounted onto guides with a tool specific for folding. This was a v bit with the bottom squared off to leave a 3 mm flat edge. Worked fine until we bought our CNC router. It is important to make sure you have good depth control on the router so it can’t go through the substrate. Festool routers whilst expensive are without a doubt the best
     
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  3. Jb1983

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    Thanks, this is what I was thinking. Where did you find the guides?
     
  4. Martin Denton

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    We bought Festool guides and router. Bought a 8ft and 4ft guide with clamps to join together for 10 ft panels also Geko clamps which are great for holding the guide to the substrate
     
  5. JR's

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    works great
     
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