[time-nuts] Machining some aluminum help!
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Thu May 18 19:24:29 EDT 2017
Although this is a hydraulic cylinder, this is along the lines of what you
On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 19:18 Andy ZL3AG via time-nuts <time-nuts at febo.com>
> Or go for thicker wall aluminium tube, oversized endplates and long bolts
> or threaded rods running the entire length down the outside of the tube so
> you're clamping both ends in one operation. No tapping required. Simples!
> On 19/05/2017, at 6:16 AM, Tim Shoppa wrote:
> > I bet you went to 0.25" wall square tubing only because you want to tap
> > walls for 4-40. Alternative designs can let you use much thinner material
> > and a very different flange on the ends, but the costs will likely move
> > towards welding/brazing rather than machining.
> > Tim N3QE
> > On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 12:54 PM, <cdelect at juno.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I have a square aluminum tube 5" X 5" with a .25" wall it's 8 1/2" long.
> >> I need 20 holes in each end tapped for 4/40 and 1/2" deep.
> >> This is for a Rubidium project.
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