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Subject: Re: Abandoned vacuum chamber
Date: Oct 12, 7:19 am
Poster: Mark Harriss
On Oct 12, 7:19 am, Mark Harriss wrote:
>If you go to the Lesker webpage you will see that by far the most used material for vacuum chambers is stainless steel.
>Stainless Steel alloys have fantastic properties that make them currently the best material for vacuum systems.
>As for a sphere, there is a place were I bought two hemispheres from that you should look into, the web address is (http:www.jgbraun.com/ball.html)
>I can tell you that these spheres and hemispheres are super cheap in cost as compared to what you are proposing and they have been created for general use, but are strong enough for welding and vacuum work.
>Then you can have your friend help you with the flanges that you are going to need and other machining work.
I did some local investigating and came up with the following information, do you think they would be suitable with the two inch flats at that thickness or should i get it a bit thicker.....BTW to convert theses to $US roughly half these prices:
WE HAVE A 200MM DIA BALL MADE FROM 0.9MM S/S. IT HAS A 50MM FLAT AT THE
POLES AND A 6MM FLANGE AROUND THE RIM TO WELD TOGETHER.
A COMPLETE BALL IS $110.00 + GST.(WELDED AND POLISHED) 2 WEEK DELIVERY
YOU CAN ORDER THE HALVES OFF THE SHELF (NOT WELDED) FOR $17.50 + GST.
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