Wow ..Hi guys...It seems that I have not been around since April. Got hit by a truck on my bike in May so that slowed me for a bit.
I have been trying to keep busy. I was hoping for some metal geeks to have a go at this question.
I need a material that will not mark, gall various forms of metal, it will end up being machined to 1/4 dia. about .300 long and will have a hole drilled in for a pin and will be part of a pusher. This part will be used in a small hand press and will attempt to press out the various types of metal as I mentioned above.. The problem is I have tried several types of materials, aluminum, brass, etc. The problem is if they are soft they mushroom and if harder they break/shear when under pressure when pressing. I have entertained the thought of using steel and then appplying a button at the tip like brass or even nylon to prevent marking.
If I would give that a go does anyone have an idea what type of adhesive would hold this button on steel?
Basically could use a few suggestions on either what type of metal/alloy to use without the button, so it would have to be non marking. Or what type adhesive to hold a brass/bronze button on the end of a small steel tip.
Thanks in advance.
Oh I am also looking for a smaller surface grinder. Anyone have one for sale or know of one?