OperationHitFactor Posted January 5, 2012 Share Posted January 5, 2012 So, I live in Florida a few miles from the Space Center. One of my friends works for a shop that builds parts for rockets. During a random conversation I was informed that the company developed a few different bonding agents to use in place of traditional welds that would crack under stress due to launch vibrations. The bonded metal then gets a heat treatment that makes the metal have a burnt like look which prevents rust and sets the bond(I'm guessing a finish similar to Iso, Mela, Altra,__nite). The bonding agent is now as hard if not harder than metal, but with enough flex that it does not cause stress on the metal it is fixed to. Has anyone tried something similar to fix frame or slide cracks? If so, did it work? So far it seems that it would be pretty cost effective as well. Probably something like $150-200 and the part would have a nice black finish as well. So before I go spending time and money on developing this little pet project. Would people have any interest in it? I'm thinking it could be the bee's knees if it works. Then if a slide or frame cracks, no worries, you can just hit it with a little space bond. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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