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Offline rockroboticsTopic starter

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Alternative to welding
« on: March 11, 2010, 03:06:58 PM »
Hi,

I wanted to connect coat hangers together, but I don't have welder.  Is there some sort of alternative to welding that is cheap?  Please answer me!

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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 03:23:46 PM »
Well you can braze it.
http://www.societyofrobots.com/mechanics_brazing.shtml
Or, depending on the application you might even be able to solder it.

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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 03:30:49 PM »
Thanks, this sounds like a good idea!
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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 04:34:39 PM »
Hi,

If soldering (or epoxying), wrapping with thin wire first will give added strength.
Metal coat hangers could perhaps just be twisted hard together (with pliers).
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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 04:56:40 PM »
if you have a grinder (I have done this with a file, to prove it could be done),

take the two ends of the wire,

grind lengthways an L shape in the wire, so when put together it forms one bit of wire, with an overlap.

epoxy/solder/braze that together.

then wrap with thin wire and epoxy/solder/braze that.
when wraping with wire, tight close in binding for strength, slightly loser if strength isn't an issue, but is just subject to vibration.

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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 05:10:24 PM »
Thanks,

That's a good idea but would a soldering iron be hot enough to do it?

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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 07:38:49 PM »
Hi,

would a soldering iron be hot enough to do it?
If 50W or higher it should do, but otherwise, a flame will help - eg. one of the "turbo" lighters with a pointy flame (and something nonflammable and isolating to go on the table), just be extra carefull when operating with an open flame!
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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 07:52:41 PM »
Cool thanks!

Yor like helping everybody on this site!  Thanks!
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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2010, 12:09:08 PM »
Rock, if you get stuck and are in the central NJ area, I've got a MIG welder.

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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2010, 01:35:03 PM »
Hi,

He's 6 timelines from you.
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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2010, 03:00:58 PM »
Hi,

He's 6 timelines from you.


Wow. NJ is big!

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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2010, 04:05:10 PM »
Wow this is kinda wierd and cool!
I live in NJ!  Sussex County!

And by the way my middle name is Rock! SRSLY

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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2010, 04:07:40 PM »
Hey Soeren,

I don't get what your talking about!
Six timelines?
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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2010, 08:43:53 PM »
Hi,

Hey Soeren,

I don't get what your talking about!
Six timelines?
From yours and his Summary pages, they were 6 hours apart (Local time), but since they're equal now, one of you must have changed his page - and moved you 1/4 around the world in the process ;D
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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2010, 10:26:54 PM »
For soldering this sort of stuff one of those butane solder pens from Radio Shack work great. Regular soldering irons I find just cool down too fast to be useful. I used to solder brass together using the butane soldering irons, endless heat for gobs of solder.

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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2010, 11:07:23 PM »
Hi,

Regular soldering irons I find just cool down too fast to be useful. I used to solder brass together using the butane soldering irons, endless heat for gobs of solder.
Try a WTCP50 with a short wide tip, It will solder a car starter cable   ;D
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Re: Alternative to welding
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2010, 09:57:17 AM »
Okay, I think I get what you're talking about! :)
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