eyeglass frame aluminum

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by datak, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. datak

    datak Guest

    repairing aluminum frames is simple-form and solder with a 25 watt iron
    and transistor gauge solder.
    but finding the aluminum is difficult-hardware store aluminum doesn't
    solder as aluminum oxide film immediately coats the metal surface
    preventing a solder bond.
    1xxx alumnium is necessary!

    question is-where can 1xxx aluminum suitable for frames be found?

    i tried soldering under a standard flux but no bond formed.

    is there a procedure?
    datak, Jan 17, 2006
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  2. datak

    datak Guest

    anyone have a pile of "worn out" aluminum frames?
    datak, Jan 21, 2006
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  3. datak

    Neil Brooks Guest

    Why, Gene! You old r.b.m. and r.b.t. so-and-so!

    Nice to have you join up with my other interest: vision.

    You'll get some help from the good docs and opticians here.

    Everybody: meet Gene. He's a heckuva guy ... and a hoot, to boot.
    Gene: everybody.

    As you were.
    Neil Brooks, Jan 21, 2006
  4. datak

    datak Guest

    anyone see my bike pump??
    datak, Jan 21, 2006
  5. datak

    Neil Brooks Guest

    Not from here, but ... if you'd move a bit to your left ... maybe.

    Anyone see 'My Left Foot?' I thought D-Day Lewis was exceptional in

    btw: just get an old Cannondale frame and shred it to use in repairing
    your eyeglass frames. duh.
    Neil Brooks, Jan 21, 2006
  6. datak

    datak Guest


    1xxx Series Alloys - (non-heat treatable - with ultimate tensile
    strength of 10 to 27 ksi) this series is often referred to as the pure
    aluminum series because it is required to have 99.0% minimum aluminum.
    They are weldable. However, because of their narrow melting range, they
    require certain considerations in order to produce acceptable welding
    procedures. When considered for fabrication, these alloys are selected
    primarily for their superior corrosion resistance such as in
    specialized chemical tanks and piping, or for their excellent
    electrical conductivity as in bus bar applications. These
    alloys have relatively poor mechanical properties and would seldom be
    considered for general structural applications. These base alloys are
    often welded with matching filler material or with 4xxx filler alloys
    dependent on application and performance requirements.
    bus bars???
    datak, Jan 21, 2006
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