There are many different metals used in model making with different requirements for machining, forming and bonding/welding.
Phosphor bronze is an alloy of copper with 3.5 to 10% of tin and a significant phosphorus content of up to 1%. PB1 is a continuously cast product used for machined components washers and bushes. [more…]
I needed to make some long double ended bolts for a friend who’s restoring a motorbike. After some searching we decided on EN8 Steel: EN8 Engineering Steel is an unalloyed carbon steel with reasonable tensile [more…]
A page around the subject of steel and it’s application allows me to bring information together and help to build on a knowledge base. Steel is an iron-based alloy containing carbon, and other alloying elements [more…]
High Speed Steel, abbreviated HSS and commonly just listed or described as HSS. A hard steel, about 6 times harder than carbon steel, used for metal cutting tools as it remains hard even at dull red [more…]
The image shows a pewter flywheel on a solenoid engine. The outer surface has a hammered finish. Traditionally pewter is an alloy containing 80% tin and 20% lead. Modern pewter is 85 to 95% tin with [more…]
Cast iron tends to be brittle, except for malleable cast irons. With its low melting point, good fluidity, castability, excellent machinability and wear resistance, cast irons have become an engineering material with a wide range [more…]
The recommended cutting speed for silver steel is 15 to 25m/min Using this speed I’ve created the following table of cutting speeds: Diameter of material [mm] Spindle speed [rpm] Roughing Spindle speed [rpm] Finishing 3 [more…]