tjyoun3

Cheap material thats heat resistant and clear

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tjyoun3    0

Hi all,

Im inventing a new product and need some advice as to what material i should use to create part of it. The goal is for it to be a clear material, thats heat resistant (wont bend or misshape) when a lit cigarette is touching it. Basically i just need to figure out what cheapest compound can be used as an ash tray almost. If i need to provide clearer instructions as to my request, just ask. Thanks!

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Strange    2543

Glass. Heat resistant, clear, cheap, easy to mould to shape.

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tjyoun3    0
Just now, Strange said:

Glass. Heat resistant, clear, cheap, easy to mould to shape.

Greatly appreciate the reply. Also shouldve included that i need it to be fairly durable. I thought of glass but its too fragile. 

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Strange    2543
54 minutes ago, tjyoun3 said:

I thought of glass but its too fragile. 

Depends on the type of glass and the thickness.

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Enthalpy    210

Glass too. More precisely borosilicate, commonly called Pyrex, so heat differences won't shatter it.
I don't see affordable alternatives, so you must live with the fragile material.
Here too: proper kind of glass and adequate shape. Avoid concave sharp edges and long thin parts.

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DrP    367
21 minutes ago, Enthalpy said:

 borosilicate, commonly called Pyrex,

I saw the thread title and logged in to say borosilicate..  I remember someone mentioned glass and I thought that borosilicate glass would be the best...  although re-reading the OP it is for an ashtray...  so you can get away with a lot of different materials for that.

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DrP    367
On ‎25‎/‎10‎/‎2017 at 7:43 PM, John Cuthber said:

It seems that ashtrays can be made from glass.

People even use plastic. Would probably melt/burn under a blow torch flame, but fine for a cig end.

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Carrock    27
10 hours ago, DrP said:

People even use plastic. Would probably melt/burn under a blow torch flame, but fine for a cig end.

Not so great for discarding a lit match...:rolleyes:

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DrP    367
59 minutes ago, Carrock said:

Not so great for discarding a lit match...:rolleyes:

Maybe not, although it probably should be common sense to put the match out before discarding it in the ashtray.  

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