Tip To Solve Plastic Cover Housing Problem
This time I wanted to share with you this “Lessons Learned”. I repaired a diode laser but soon it came back due the customer is complaining housing is now open…
Picture sent by my customer
Let me try to explain the problem- Plastic housings close by the action of the screw which keeps both pieces tight.
But sometimes the plastic broke and screw could not make his function
Even adding glue to plastic it will sooner or later broke again. This was the case because I glued with super glue cyanoacrylate and it worked only for weeks…
By the way, I learned from my wife a good trick: cyanoacrylate + baking soda (powder) or flour can make a stronger joint! Nevertheless, it did not work for the plastic housing. This time I do something different.
I bought larger bolts and glued a hose in order to have a stronger contact area and the result:
I hope you like my shared experience!
This article was prepared for you by Francisco Maciel Barba from MacBar Re-Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Francisco is a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer and owns a shop in repairing SPA Medical Equipment. He will be 50 year old this coming July and has been in this repair line for 15 years and love electronics since 12 years old.
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