I’ve been thinking of a way to squeeze some more efficiency out at work. I work in custom lighting manufacturing and one of the thing we do a lot of is sanding flat acrylic parts to give them a matte finish. For years they’ve always done it with a ROS but it’s a lot of work and really inefficient in my mind.
What I really need is something like a drum sander that moves flat pieces through on a conveyer belt, but has the sanding action of a random orbital sander.
The reason a normal drum sander doesn’t really work is because it ends up adding a directional grain to the acrylic.
Anybody have any ideas or suggestions?
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