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Looking for 7/64 mild steel bar

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fizzy21/11/2019 09:47:08
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Hi - anyone know where I can get some - tried all the usual places but they only have piano wire or silver steel, but I need mild steel? Thanks

Mike Poole21/11/2019 10:06:58
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If you can tolerate a deviation from dead size would 2.8mm or 12SWG wire do the job?


old Al21/11/2019 10:07:15
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even in the good old days , this size was never commercially available

John Haine21/11/2019 10:24:33
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Hmm...2.8 mm is 22 microns too big. 12 swg = 2.642 mm , 7/64 = 2.778 mm, 136 microns too small. But in BMS it was never to size anyway unless ground, often a bit smaller than nominal. Why is the size so important, can't you just use 3 mm or even 1/8?

Rockingdodge21/11/2019 10:51:28
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These guys advertise it - EKP Supplies

fizzy21/11/2019 11:26:18
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2.8mm or 12 SWG would do the job. Its to hold together 3d printed tank tracks at 1/8 scale. Stainless would be good but as mild steel is easier for me to work with thats what I need. I use EKP as a supplier to PSB but never gave them a thought - will take a look. Thanks.

Howard Lewis21/11/2019 12:36:50
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If all else fails, you will have the job of turning down some mild steel bar. Being 3mm raw material, presumably, one pin at a time close to the chuck! Looks like you are going into mass production!


fizzy21/11/2019 14:37:10
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Howard I think you may be correct - I hate turning long thin parts, never turns out well!

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