I wanted to share an interesting project for a client that I've been working on. It started with some medical illustrations of a surgical procedure. Now I'm working on a silicone model of that illustration, and I'm going to show you some of the work I've been doing to make the stands.
The pink Acrylic rod was cut to become the "core" piece that will sit inside of the sylicone model that I'll show you in a future post.
Use a tubing bender to bend the aluminum at a 90 degree angle.
Drilled a hole into some 3/4" acrylic and placed the alluminum rod into it. The plastic heats up when you drill it, so when I put the alluminum piece into it, as the materials cooled, they shrunk around eachother creating a pretty tight bond.