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bm_mode 29th October 2002 02:58 AM

Aluminium soldering
 
Does anyone have any experience of soldering aluminium cases rather than screwing the bits together?

I'm just after some basic info, ie. is it cheap? is it easy/difficult? what equipment do you need? does it warp the sheets the way aluminium welding can?

Cheers
joseph.

SuppersReady 29th October 2002 08:46 AM

Any particular reason for soldering the case together? Been thinking about alternatives myself the last couple of days. Haven't looked into it yet but was quite intrigued with the idea of special adhesives (as with Lotus Elise and its 'glued together' chassis). Anybody out there with knowledge of this field?

Paul

wuffwaff 29th October 2002 09:22 AM

Paul,

I used to glue aluminium L-profiles to the bottom plate of my amps and connected the sidepanels with screws. I used "Bison kit" two component metal glue. This is mixed 1:1 and takes a few hours to dry unless you apply heat with an hot air gun wich speeds up the hardening proces.

When dry this makes for a very good connection wich you can only "disconnect" with a hammer and screwdriver.

william

SuppersReady 29th October 2002 09:44 AM

Thanks wuffwaff,:)

The parts I'm looking to join are not load-bearing, so the 'Bison kit' approach sounds good. Were your glued panels used to load bear at all?

Cheers

Paul

P.S. Any chance of translating that quote at the bottom of your post?:confused:

wuffwaff 29th October 2002 10:55 AM

Hello Paul,

yes they did bare some load (I even glued a fixing for my 500VA transformers) and had no problem with it. You just need enough square cmīs and you can glue about anything.

for a translation of the quote you could try "babelfish" or something like that and if the translation doesnīt make a lot of sence itīs probably the right one:spin:

william

capslock 29th October 2002 11:42 AM

Maybe you can give as a hint as to the dialect. Sure doesn't look like Bavarian, more like low German or Dutch, but not quite.

The way I read it is:

A ooievaar in not a king because his ears are too small.


Now what is an ooievaar???

LaMa 29th October 2002 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by capslock
Maybe you can give as a hint as to the dialect. Sure doesn't look like Bavarian, more like low German or Dutch, but not quite.

The way I read it is:

A ooievaar in not a king because his ears are too small.


Now what is an ooievaar???

The language is Dutch, I'm certain of that.

konijn = Rabbit
an ooievaar is a kind of bird quite rare, according to http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/...7164/woord.htm
is the English word for it: "Stork Ciconia ciconia"

I haven't a dictionary at hand, so can't check it :)

Here is the picture of an ooievaar http://www.nshd.nl/zodiak/zodiak7/ooievaars1.jpg

PedroPO 29th October 2002 12:41 PM

your Bird in Portugal call "cegonha" and every 400KVA electrical post has at least one nest of those babies.

In here the bird is quite popular, since a huge blackout that occured in half the country.

The Power company guys say that were a poor bird like that that put Portugal out of lights for a couple of hours!! yeah wright!

capslock 29th October 2002 01:22 PM

The bird is called...
stork in English
cigogne in French
Storch in German

fdegrove 29th October 2002 02:00 PM

BABYLON.
 
Hi guys,

Quote:

een ooievaar is geen konijn want zijn oren zijn te klein!
A stork is not a rabbit for its' ears are too small.

And yes it is Dutch.

Cheers,;)


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