What kind of foam do you use for kydex press?
Mega Form thermoform molding foam is a highly developed Sheath and Holster making product from HOLSTEX®, Inc. This molding foam has been specifically engineered for use in press molding thermoform sheet materials like KYDEX®, HOLSTEX® and Boltaron®.
Can you mold kydex?
You need to heat Kydex using a home oven or heat gun before you can begin to mold it to whatever shape you choose. At 320-degrees Fahrenheit, the Kydex will soften and you will be able to work with it effectively. It will continue to soften up to about 390 degrees, but it will burn at 400 degrees.
Is kydex the same as PVC?
KYDEX® is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and is the same material used in plastic straws and utensils that’s caused some pretty big brands, including Starbucks and American Airlines and even major cities like Seattle, Washington, to take a stand and ban them completely.
Can you reuse kydex?
Mheller said: Yes, but it is best to only re-heat small areas on a completed sheath to make the knife fit better. Re-heaing the area on the sheath where it locks on the hilt of the knife is common and can give you tighter or looser retention(whichever is desired).
What temperature do you bake Kydex at?
When forming KYDEX® sheet, it is better to rely on the sheet appearance during heating than on fixed cycle times. Forming temperatures – Guidelines: (Sheet should not exceed 204°C (400°F). Ideally the core sheet temperature should be within 10°F of the surface temperature.
Can you microwave Kydex?
Because kydex doesn’t have water in it, it shouldn’t or won’t work very well and, depending on its resonance frequency, might not heat up at all.
Is KYDEX a polypropylene?
Kydex Sheet | Polypropylene Sheet | Orthotics & Prosthetics.
What can I use instead of KYDEX?
UHMWPE or possibly HDPE/ cuttinboard seems like it may be the answer. Its tougher than kydex, self lubricating so blades wont stick, its inexpensive, is much more temperature resistant than kydex, and most of all is completely harmless to humans.
Can kydex be reheated and reformed?
KYDEX® sheet can be wrapped around the knife/gun like a common leather sheath/holster or be made into two pieces. An area that is stress whitened may be reheated to bring the color back into the sheath being formed.
Can I microwave KYDEX?
Is heating KYDEX toxic?
The combination of fire gases released when KYDEX® sheet burns are very similar to burning wood, fabric and other materials commonly found in a building and fires involving KYDEX® sheet are no more toxic than any other fire.