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Stainless Steel Material - Screw Threads? [message #58048] Wed, 05 December 2012 19:40 UTC Go to next message
avatar ExoFlow  is currently offline ExoFlow
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Looking to make an object from stainless steel. So it is a pipe that needs to be fastened to another pipe. Is it possible to print a steel thread or should i leave a hole and tap a thread myself. If I'm tapping the thread myself does this stainless steel material like that? This will be on a car so sure fitting and standing to vibration is a must....thanks

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Re: Stainless Steel Material - Screw Threads? [message #58054 is a reply to message #58048 ] Wed, 05 December 2012 20:45 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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The best way would be to thread it yourself, and yes, our stainless is toolable. I don't think it's been "road tested". The stainless is bonded with bronze, so it's not the same as a cast stainless piece.

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