Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 55 users online :: 4 registered, 0 hidden and 51 guests


Most users ever online was 218 on Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:58 pm

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

How to fasten steel together?

All non-spudgun related discussion goes here such as projects, theories, serious questions, etc. All "off-topic" posts (aka useless posting, determined by moderators) will be removed.
Sponsored 
  • Author
    Message

How to fasten steel together?

Unread postAuthor: HaiThar » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:10 pm

For the project I'm doing(axis movement controlled by pneumatics) I need to attatch two pieces of steel several times. It doesn't have to be a strong weld at all, It just needs to be there and stay there....

Would a certain kind of epoxy be okay for this, or will I have to weld?

I don't have access to an intricate welding tool / system, but could probably rent one....

Like I said, it doesn't have to withstand pressure, or hold anything in, it just needs to be there...

Thanks in advance....
  • 0

Kthx, BAI
User avatar
HaiThar
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 227
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:12 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: DYI » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:12 pm

If it is small, and supporting nothing more than its own weight, epoxy may be acceptable. Otherwise, you may as well weld it.
  • 0

Spudfiles' resident expert on all things that sail through the air at improbable speeds, trailing an incandescent wake of ionized air, dissociated polymers and metal oxides.
User avatar
DYI
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 2861
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:18 pm
Location: The People's Republic of Canuckistan
Country: Turks and Caicos Islands (tc)
Reputation: 9

Unread postAuthor: HaiThar » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:22 pm

DYI wrote:If it is small, and supporting nothing more than its own weight, epoxy may be acceptable. Otherwise, you may as well weld it.


It is quite small. 1/4" in width and only a couple inches in length...

I would weld it, but I don't have any experience welding, and as such, wouldn't know how to do it...
  • 0

Kthx, BAI
User avatar
HaiThar
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 227
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:12 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:24 pm

Whats wrong with nut and bolt?
  • 0

Jesus saves, no need to pray
The gates of pearl have turned to gold
It seems you've lost your way
User avatar
ShowNoMercy
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1094
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:08 am
Location: Jersey Bitches!
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: HaiThar » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:26 pm

ShowNoMercy wrote:Whats wrong with nut and bolt?


Through steel? :O

I didn't know you could do that...

Forgive my lack of experience in DIY projects and such...
  • 0

Kthx, BAI
User avatar
HaiThar
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 227
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:12 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:31 pm

JB Weld.
The worlds finest cold weld.
  • 0

Current project: Afghanistan deployment
User avatar
frankrede
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 3220
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:47 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:31 pm

Yea just drill a hole and get some stainless hardware. It will be all nice and purty.
  • 0

Jesus saves, no need to pray
The gates of pearl have turned to gold
It seems you've lost your way
User avatar
ShowNoMercy
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1094
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:08 am
Location: Jersey Bitches!
Reputation: 0

Sponsored

Sponsor
 


Unread postAuthor: benstern » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:59 pm

WRONG SECTION!!!
This is: How-To Database (NOT FOR HELP-ME POSTS!)
Pay attention to the text in bold!
  • 0

User avatar
benstern
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 909
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:24 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: giarc69 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:15 am

just stick weld it you could probably find someone in your neighborhood who has a lincoln stick
  • 0


giarc69
Private
Private
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:47 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:16 am

HaiThar wrote:
DYI wrote:If it is small, and supporting nothing more than its own weight, epoxy may be acceptable. Otherwise, you may as well weld it.


It is quite small. 1/4" in width and only a couple inches in length...

I would weld it, but I don't have any experience welding, and as such, wouldn't know how to do it...


If you don't have welding experience, don't try it unless you have plenty to pratice with. Pieces that small are hard to set up, plus they will draw, and chances are you will burn them up before they are where you want them. If it's just for looks, JB Weld is the way to go.
  • 0

When life gives you lemons...throw them back they suck!
User avatar
jrrdw
Donating Moderator
Donating Moderator
 
Posts: 6539
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:11 pm
Location: Maryland
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 25

Unread postAuthor: chaos » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:22 am

a weld would be nice, but nuthing really beats a nut n bolt...

i suggest the nut and bolt mate, i wouldn't use epoxy.
  • 0

User avatar
chaos
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1205
Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:31 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:10 pm

Er...
Solder, duh.

Not as strong as welding or brazing, but its cheap and fast and better than epoxy.
  • 0

Image
User avatar
Fnord
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 2244
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:20 pm
Location: Pripyat
Reputation: 7

Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:17 pm

Pop-rivets
  • 0

Image

jimmy101
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 3129
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:48 am
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 7

Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:53 pm

is it asthetic, or structural? For some reason I'm getting the idea that this is a bipod.
If you can, use a nut and bolt. Otherwise weld it, then last choices for me would be soldering or adhesives/glues.
  • 0

I'm weird, I know it, you don't need to tell me.

pyrogeek
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 457
Joined: Sat May 13, 2006 7:43 pm
Location: moline Illinios
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: silverdooty » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:52 pm

i would have to say pop rivets or jbweld for something that small.
nuts and bolts or stick welding for a piece of metal 1/4" wide is plain stupid.


1/4" = 75 pixels

1/4" NPT is not 1/4" wide
  • 0


silverdooty
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
 
Posts: 102
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:52 pm
Location: old folks home
Reputation: 0

Next

Return to Non-Spudgun Related Discussion

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'