Tuesday, 12 June 2007
Chimera buys Aluminium for B0 Case
Found some cheap aluminium tubing offcuts on ebay last night. The alloy is 6082, stronger than Pro38 cases, 1.5in 38.1mm OD (outside diameter) with 3.2mm walls. This is easily thick enough to withstand the required pressure, and with just under 32mm ID (inside diameter) it is likely we will be able to find a fitting plastic, or skim 32mm plastic rod. It was a good find, and so I went ahead and purchased. Also bought some solid rod for end closures. The eShop, Ringwood Precision Engineering do a range of stuff that is likely to be useful in the future. Even if this material is only used for some lathe/machining practice, it will be worthwhile.