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Re: Carbide Inserts for Rotary Electrodes
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- Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2005 07:25:46 -0600
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Original poster: "Jon Danniken" <danniken@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Thanks D.C., this is good to know. Do you turn your disks yourself from rod
stock, or are you able to purchase the disks (or buttons) themselves? Also,
what preference do you have towards different types of carbide (you
mentioned W-Mo, I've seen W-Co as well)?
> Original poster: "D.C. Cox" <resonance@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Brazing doesn't work. Ours are welded. With brazing they will fly
> off above a certain current level.
> Dr. Resonance
> >Thanks, D.C. What I'm looking for is something more readily available
> >custom manufactured item. There was a post a few years ago regarding the
> >of carbide 'bullets' used in road grading or boring machines IIRC, and I
> >hoping someone had information regarding the types of these that were
> >working for them.
> >Barring readily available screw-in inserts, I am considering brazing my
> >to brass stock. Any information on these, as well as the brazing process
> >itself and carbide in general, would be appreciated.
> >I do realize that you have a business with this sort of thing (which is a
> >great resource), and that you might consider information of this type to
> >I'm looking at this as a hobbyist on a shoestring (more like a dental
> >budget who is hoping other hobbyists have approached this issue before
> >would be willing to share their experiences and methods with another
> >hobbyist. Because the labor you provide isn't free, as much of the work I
> >can do myself means more raw materials I am able to purchase to further
> >I'm not in this for profit, just for sparks, and for the enjoyment of
> >manufacturing my own components as much as possible, including learning
> >techniques and methods of fabrication to further my own abilities.