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    We're discussing an idea for a small project here at home and it seems to me the best way to go about this would be to change the shape of the aluminum rod by forcing it through a die and then doing the rest on the lathe.

    Now, I know someone who can make the die and have it hardened for me that's not the problem... problem is power. I've done small extrusion stuff like this before but that was with a big power press.

    I want to force a 3/8 inch diameter aluminum rod through a die, can it be done with an arbor-press in stages? Press, lift, press, lift, press... Or does it have to be done all in one stroke?
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    What's the part need to look like after it's done? Maybe it would be easier to just machine it instead. Post a picture or a sketch so I can see what's involved in machining it.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by winchman
      What's the part need to look like after it's done? Maybe it would be easier to just machine it instead. Post a picture or a sketch so I can see what's involved in machining it.

      Roger
      I'll put the drawing up Monday, we're still making it as I type.
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      • #4
        Do you know the compressive strength for the type of Alumininininium you're trying to squeeze???

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Circlip
          Do you know the compressive strength for the type of Alumininininium you're trying to squeeze???

          Regards Ian.

          It's 6061 from the hardware store. "Steelworks 3/8 Inch Aluminum"

          I'll have to look that up, won't I.
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