Had to make a few parts

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GlennW
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Had to make a few parts

Post by GlennW » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:36 pm

I had to make some hydraulic quick disconnect fittings as they seem to be no longer available.

2024-T3 aluminum and stainless.

Had them Type 1 anodized. I Love the way that stuff looks!

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Lots of fun! Turning, facing, boring, Internal O-ring groove, internal 11/32"-32 thread to a shoulder, external threading, parting, milling, angle boring...

Oops, forgot to put the spring in the photo. Got to wind the spring that goes indide it as well. A new experience!

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Re: Had to made a few parts

Post by dly31 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:24 pm

That looks better than factory parts! It is good to be able to make obsolete or otherwise unavailable parts when you need them. I do that once in a while, although nothing that complicated.
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Re: Had to made a few parts

Post by coal miner » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:43 pm

A lot of work in that little piece . Looks excellent . 32 tpi threads look pretty small to me and your anodizer did a very good job . Cool color .
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Re: Had to made a few parts

Post by ken572 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:52 pm

Glenn,

You really do some great work.... 8) :wink:

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Re: Had to made a few parts

Post by Patio » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:57 pm

Sure is pretty work.
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Re: Had to made a few parts

Post by Harold_V » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:17 am

coal miner wrote:your anodizer did a very good job . Cool color .
I used to make a wave guide for Univac from 2024 T351. It, too, got the same anodizing. It really is a great color, and 2024 is a pleasure to machine.
Nice job, Glenn.

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Re: Had to made a few parts

Post by GlennW » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:41 am

I prefer 2024 over 6061 for sure for machining. I usually keep more of it around in various bar sizes than 6061.

Mainly bacause I prefer the "wood grain" look of Type 1 anodizing when done on 2024. When done on 6061 it does not have the grainy look, just a plain silvery gray.

Thanks for the comments!
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