I’d like to make a plexiglass cover for my Godbout S100 system, so the innards are visible. Was considering a simple inverted-U design.
I can design and cut the flat plexiglass, but am looking for the equipment and advice/help to achieve bends that are precise enough to not leave noticeable gaps (< 1/16"?) on the sides. Before the design can be done, an allotment of linear distance for the corner bends needs to be made. Target thickness is TBD, but given the weight of the system probably at 3/16 - 1/4".
Another consideration is whether the bend location and radius can be controlled well enough so that mounting holes created in the laser process will line up with the holes on the system. Is this doable or best to drill the holes post-bend? The concern is cracking the plexiglass while drilling, especially since the holes would be on the sides/wings of the cover.
I’m certain that the knowledge of how to do this exists at the space, but not sure if the equipment does.
An alternative would be to use a local plastics fab service, if the price wasn’t excessive. Any recommendations for plastic fabricators?
Recommendations, advice, puns, and pithy comments all welcome.