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1000D vs Hypalon for PALS?
« on: September 13, 2020, 02:45:14 PM »
I plan on laminating 500D Foxdura, but it's softer than Cordura. 1000D Foxdura would help make it more rigid. But would Hypalon be a better choice for the laser cut PALS for rigidity and wear resistance?

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Re: 1000D vs Hypalon for PALS?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 03:21:39 PM »
Hypalon or Hank is much worse to deal with when laser cutting. Depending on the material, cutting it with a laser can release chlorine gas, which is poisonous and can corrode your machine. Id forget the rubberized materials all together.

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Re: 1000D vs Hypalon for PALS?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 07:16:32 PM »
Hypalon or Hank is much worse to deal with when laser cutting. Depending on the material, cutting it with a laser can release chlorine gas, which is poisonous and can corrode your machine. Id forget the rubberized materials all together.
Thanks for the insight. How do people go about cutting Hypalon if the heat releases nasty stuff?

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Re: 1000D vs Hypalon for PALS?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 12:57:13 AM »
Most people don't read the MSDS, so they subject themselves and their machines to carcinogenic and corrosive off-gasses.
Locate the MSDS for your exact material (from the right supplier), read it and understand it. It's one thing if you subject your informed self to it, it's a whole other ballgame if you subject your employees to it.

Once you read it you probably don't want to cut any CSM type coated fabric with a laser.

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Re: 1000D vs Hypalon for PALS?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 09:44:52 AM »
Thanks for the insight. How do people go about cutting Hypalon if the heat releases nasty stuff?

Laser cutting is possible if you have adequate fume extraction and are prepared to replace the parts on your machine at an accelerated rate. The finished parts would also require washing after cutting, as they will be loaded with particulate.

Die cutting is also possible and infinitely safer.