I have just started to use acrylic plastic sheets (plexiglass) a bit here and there where previously i had only been using aluminum and steel and i have a question regarding piecing things together.
My current project involves building a custom hard drive enclosure. This box will hold 8 standard 3.5" SATA hard drives, a Powersuply and a fan, leaving enough room for the wiring to be channeled in from the outside and clamped into place on the enclosure's floor.
I will use screws to mount the hardware inside the enclosure but given i am using clear plexiglass to build it i do not want to use screws/braces to hold together the box itself. looking around i have found 3 possible ways putting together the external box:
1) Polycarbonate Adhesive
2) Solvent Cement
3) Epoxy Resin
The bond has to be strong and ridged, the case is a decent size to hold that many drives so structually it absolutly has to hold and not wobble. This will be in a place where many other people have access all the more reason why it needs to be a solid hold.
So my question is, has anyone used any of these in their work and can recommend one or the other to me? keeping in mind ease of use is a +, but strength and a ridged bond are my #1 by a long shot