Flexible panels for curved structures

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Single Skin - Frame
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Neatform & Plywood - Surfacing
Neatform & Plywood - Sandwich


Neatform Fabrication Methods


Neatform and Bending Plywood


a) Surfacing Method

Skin of Neatform used to surface either 6mm / 1/4” or 9mm / 3/8” bending plywood materials previously attached to a framework.

Example Applications
Improves conventional fabrication methods by eliminating the problems associated with the poor surface and inconsistency of bending plywood.

Features & Benefits
• Fast to fabricate
• 12mm / 1/2” or 15mm / 5/8” thick (nominal) + surfacing
• Hides the poor surface, cracks and exclusions in bending plywood
• Surface ready for finishing
• Screw and hinge holding characteristics

Fabrication Method

Neatform and Bending Plywood
Surfacing Method - Directions

1. Fabricate a framework and cover with bending plywood using conventional techniques.

2. Cut the Neatform to rough shape and offer up to the framework to ensure a good fit, positioning the Neatform grooved face inwards unless making a feature of the grooved surface.

3. Following the glue manufacturer instructions, apply a coat of PVA glue or contact cement to the Neatform and bending plywood and finally position. If contact cement is used it is essential to ensure correct positioning is achieved first time because subsequent adjustment will be impossible.


4. Hold in position with clamps while PVA glue cures. Optionally, staples can be used to pin in position, while the adhesive cures. For further information on stapling see the section on fabrication tips.

5. Trim to shape and finish in the normal way.