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Post Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:58 pm

Can anyone recommend a supplier for 5 or 6mm board?

Hi I need to make a sign that the customer wants raised off the surface.
I am worried the standard 3mm dibond I use may bend or buckle.
Can anyone recommend a supplier for 5 or 6mm board?

Many thanks

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Post Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:41 pm

Why don't you use aluminium from Ashby who can also supply the standoffs. 3mm composite seems to be the norm and I've not seen it much thicker than that
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Post Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:59 pm

Robert Horne do sky bond in a 4mm sheet which I can recommend as a very steady sheet, not a lot of bend in it at all!
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Post Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:18 pm

depends on the size of the sign
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Post Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:33 pm

6mm al composite

HI Nick would be better using 3mm (11swg) aluminium you will get this from ASD metals
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Post Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:58 pm

Didn't say how large etc....can make a difference!
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Post Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:43 pm

Nick

While I wouldnt presume to suggest suppliers in New Zealand for this forum,
The norm here is 4mm, we use it for nearly everything. I have never used anything thinner.
I have used 6mm, there was a discussion about this a few months ago where I needed some strength where part of signs protruded above the wall, and into frequent strong winds. This sign has since given us no trouble at all. The 6mm is extremely strong and much easier to rout than 3mm alumimium.

I will try to find the link to this discussion as it might be of some use to you, and I will post it here.

Here it is.

https://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... all#432594
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Post Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:37 am

Thanks for all the feedback, the sign is 2m x 1m so not huge, just don't want it bending!
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Post Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:23 am

Could you not fix a few stand off bases behind the sign across the middle of its surface? You wouldnt need to face fix through them but would help support the centre of it a bit more.

Just a thought....

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