I built this thing to use it in a CNC prototype. I also wanted to test thermo moldable plastics in this project.
The objective is to build a nut holder that can be attached with screws to a wood base. This nut will be driven by the threaded rod of the CNC Y axis.
The steps are very simple and the pictures describes the process much better than words.
I built a mold with aluminum profiles.
This box will hold the nut as shown in the images.
Step 1: Filling the Mold With Thermo Plastic Balls
I then placed the plastic balls inside the box and melted them with a hot gun. I set temperature at 70 celcius degrees and heated the plastic until it melts and becomes transparent.
Step 2: Cool Down... the Final Step
Once it get cold, dissasemble the mold and the nut holder is ready to install.