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Article on Making Large Acrylic Bubble Canopies

A project log for Plastics Blow Oven

Simple Oven for Blowing Bubble Canopies from Acrylic Sheet.

Michael Barton-SweeneyMichael Barton-Sweeney 04/07/2018 at 23:530 Comments

Here's a great article about blow molding from a few years ago: 

http://www.autospeed.com/cms/A_113285/article.html

The article takes you through Ian Linke's workshop, where he makes bubble canopies primarily for sailplanes. In addition to free blowing, he uses another technique called stretch molding. If you are interested in learning more about making bubble canopies, it is worth the read.

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