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How to Make Your Own Thermal Transfer Ribbon

How to Make Your Own Thermal Transfer Ribbon

Aug 31, 2020

Thermal Transfer Ribbon (TTR) is a special kind of rubber that can be placed between two surfaces to transfer heat to a third surface. This rubber comes in many different colors and is also made to mimic the look and feel of real wood or glass.


Thermal transfer ribbon can be used in a variety of different applications including heating up liquid metal such as copper or nickel, creating bubbles, sealing electronics, and making the rubber hard or soft depending on the application that requires it. These rubber components can be purchased from most hardware stores or specialty shops, or you can make them yourself with a bit of basic hand sewing and some old clothes hanger wire. The easiest way to create this kind of ribbon is by buying a small piece of cardboard and wrapping it around an old sock to form a tube.


Thermal transfer ribbon comes in various sizes and can be purchased in almost any hardware store as well as online. The easiest way to install it is by using old clothes hanger wires or old clothes hanger straps to secure it into place.


One of the biggest problems with the thermal transfer ribbon is that sometimes it doesn't adhere very well to itself. This makes it a nightmare to clean since it can easily leave streaks all over your desk or table. To solve this problem, you can buy a small bead of TTR and apply it to the area that you need cleaning.


After placing the bead onto the area, you can then use a damp towel to clean the area and apply the TTR. After using the towel, take the towel and wipe it against your TTR, then repeat the process until you have completely removed all of the dust.


Finally, use a small needle and poke a hole through the top of the bead to allow it to pass through the hole so that the TTR can move through the other holes. Now that you have successfully created a new thermal transfer ribbon, you can go ahead and use it again in other projects for as long as you want.