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Subject: Re: strip sphere electrodes
Date: Nov 08, 5:24 pm
Poster: Michael Li
On Nov 08, 5:24 pm, Michael Li wrote:
What material would the grids be made out of? I have been trying to get a hold of tungsten because stainless steel melts too quickly but can't find a local dealer who has it in stock. I might be interested in the device. If so, I would need 5-8 grids (from 1.5" in diameter to about a foot). Do you have the standard design for a fusor grid (it's in one of Tom Ligon's articles).
>My company has developed a process for micro machining thin materials. It is a semiconductor etching process which we have applied materials ranging from silicon wafers to fecromal super alloys to tungsten. We are patpending on specialty burners that are created from laminations created with the above process.
>I have been giving thought to manufacturing spherical IEC electrodes not from wire but from strip.
>Even though we perform the above process in house there are hard costs involved. If i tool up to produce a batch of electrodes would anyone on this list be interested in purchasing.
>i have envisioned spheres using 4 or 6 rings.
>please let me know what dimensions you would be most interested in.
>once we micro machine the ring components they would interlock together and we could weld them together. we have several micro welders ranging from unitek fusion, and spot tweasor welders to micro plasma tigs. (we can seamlessly weld aluminum foil).
- tungsten wire source - Jim Lux Nov 09, 11:26 am
- Re: tungsten wire source - d.preston Nov 09, 4:10 pm
- Re: strip sphere electrodes - d.preston Nov 08, 5:40 pm