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Quadrunner
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11/18/2016 3:20:28 AM
Posted: 3 weeks ago
I've got a project going at my house and I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I'm looking for the best material for a fairly challenging job. It needs to...

Have a lot of compliance, lots of flexibility like fabric, or foil, not necessarily that thin. The ability to change shape is the important part.
Seal Air
It needs to be something I can cut and form fairly easily.
Be somewhat sturdy, as it will have air pressure applied to it constantly.
Be adhered to a metal surface in a wet environment.
Be able to last through thousands of bending cycles....as many as I can get.
Withstand at least 400 degrees preferably much higher but I'll take what I can get.
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Dirty.Harry
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11/20/2016 4:34:32 PM
Posted: 2 weeks ago
At 11/18/2016 3:20:28 AM, Quadrunner wrote:
I've got a project going at my house and I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I'm looking for the best material for a fairly challenging job. It needs to...

Have a lot of compliance, lots of flexibility like fabric, or foil, not necessarily that thin. The ability to change shape is the important part.
Seal Air
It needs to be something I can cut and form fairly easily.
Be somewhat sturdy, as it will have air pressure applied to it constantly.
Be adhered to a metal surface in a wet environment.
Be able to last through thousands of bending cycles....as many as I can get.
Withstand at least 400 degrees preferably much higher but I'll take what I can get.

Mylar?

and do you mean 400 F or C?
Quadrunner
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11/23/2016 2:32:45 AM
Posted: 2 weeks ago
At 11/20/2016 4:34:32 PM, Dirty.Harry wrote:
At 11/18/2016 3:20:28 AM, Quadrunner wrote:
I've got a project going at my house and I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I'm looking for the best material for a fairly challenging job. It needs to...

Have a lot of compliance, lots of flexibility like fabric, or foil, not necessarily that thin. The ability to change shape is the important part.
Seal Air
It needs to be something I can cut and form fairly easily.
Be somewhat sturdy, as it will have air pressure applied to it constantly.
Be adhered to a metal surface in a wet environment.
Be able to last through thousands of bending cycles....as many as I can get.
Withstand at least 400 degrees preferably much higher but I'll take what I can get.

Mylar?

and do you mean 400 F or C?

Why didn't I think of that? They make speakers and blankets out of that stuff. I bet it can take all sorts of moving around. I meant 400 F, but I didn't say so because I figured I'd have two teams working on high and minimum temp solutions.
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Quadrunner
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11/23/2016 2:33:36 AM
Posted: 2 weeks ago
At 11/23/2016 2:32:45 AM, Quadrunner wrote:
At 11/20/2016 4:34:32 PM, Dirty.Harry wrote:
At 11/18/2016 3:20:28 AM, Quadrunner wrote:
I've got a project going at my house and I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I'm looking for the best material for a fairly challenging job. It needs to...

Have a lot of compliance, lots of flexibility like fabric, or foil, not necessarily that thin. The ability to change shape is the important part.
Seal Air
It needs to be something I can cut and form fairly easily.
Be somewhat sturdy, as it will have air pressure applied to it constantly.
Be adhered to a metal surface in a wet environment.
Be able to last through thousands of bending cycles....as many as I can get.
Withstand at least 400 degrees preferably much higher but I'll take what I can get.

Mylar?

and do you mean 400 F or C?

Why didn't I think of that? They make speakers and blankets out of that stuff. I bet it can take all sorts of moving around. I meant 400 F, but I didn't say so because I figured I'd have two teams working on high and minimum temp solutions.

In reality its going to have low temp steam hitting it and I need a factor of safety.
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GrimlyF
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11/30/2016 5:16:36 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
Thermoplastic. It's used in Jet engines.
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