Originally shared by Andrew Hodel Turned a solid bronze extruder today from a 3in

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(Andrew Hodel) #1

Originally shared by Andrew Hodel

Turned a solid bronze extruder today from a 3in rod I had. Gonna try 1mm nozzle diameter. 2 hours to make it.

(Guy Sheffer) #2

Isnt bronze a bad heat conductor?

(Andrew Hodel) #3

It’s on par with stainless at 75% copper and 25% tin.

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/thermal-conductivity-metals-d_858.html

(Chapman Baetzel) #4

looks nice, except all pics are blurry. what kind of lathe is that?

(Brad Smith) #5

a lot easier to turn bronze than copper also