Recasting acrylic pen blanks
December 18, 2018 12:33 PM   Subscribe

I have some leftover bits of acrylic pen blanks. Can I melt and recast them?

There doesn't seem to be a lot of info online about the viability of melting acrylic pen blanks and recasting them. Is this possible? At what heat? I've never tried melting them before. I know I can put them all together and recast using resin, but I have some funky colours that I think will look really good if I can melt and pour them together. Even combine them with bits of wood.

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posted by New England Cultist to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Acrylic is a thermoplastic. So yes if they are acrylic.
posted by bdc34 at 12:54 PM on December 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


I asked on the PenAddict slack, and the consensus was that yeah, it'll probably work. Probably better if you know the materials you're using are similar, and maybe don't do it for customer work right off, but for funsies, yeah. Go for it.
posted by rewil at 2:29 PM on December 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Thanks a lot!
posted by New England Cultist at 10:25 AM on December 20, 2018


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