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Re: MICARTA ? Anyone know what this is?
Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
"Original poster: "Brian" <ka1bbg-at-webryders-dot-net>
Hi, if its what i think it is a slight grey/green color, made of crushed
mica pressed together with some type of glue to make it into a single
I have seen it used to shim up a die on a die rule and sometimes on
gear panels. should contain no asbestos however always worth asking
in the know about the particular material. It will dull the best of
about like cutting stone. cul brian f.
----- Original Message -----"
I believe you are thinking of Mycalex, far different stuff. I used
some about 40 years ago and as I recall, it could be obtained in a
machinable form which could then be fired in a furnace to harden it.
I'm sure it's still available and would be a great substitute for
asbestos in many uses, although it has a much higher thermal