HIMACS fabrication guidelines

HIMACS can be sawn, cut, drilled, planed and sanded with standard woodworking tools. The material is easy to work with and to machine. HIMACS have their own, tinted two-component adhesives, which provide seamless joints. There should be a dust extraction system in the work areas to ensure that the seam and surface treatments are successful.

Small dents or scratches can be polished away with a conventional abrasive sponge or with fine-grained abrasive material. More widely damaged areas can be replaced with a new plate without traces of repair. With suitable heating and molding equipment, the material can be thermoformed to desired shapes at temperatures between 160-180oC.

The HIMACS sheets are delivered factory polished and with a protective film. The end products are to be finished by sanding the surface to the required gloss level. If the sheet surface is intact, sanding can be started with a grade S 280 - 320 sanding paper and then moving step by step gradually to a finer polish.    

See HIMACS Fabrication manual

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