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Carbon Fibre SAS Plates

Postby abc » Sun May 11, 2014 6:04 am

Well lookie here :mrgreen:

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To do this you need these

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And of course some very sharp cutters that will need resharpening once you have finished machining the carbon fibre. :(

The Stainless Steel shim protects the Carbon Fibre from the heat. I wonder if I am the first to do this because you cant buy these anywhere :P
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Re: Carbon Fibre SAS Plates

Postby sexparty » Sun May 11, 2014 8:33 am

Looks neat.

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Re: Carbon Fibre SAS Plates

Postby ebags » Sun May 11, 2014 11:08 pm

Any issues with leaking?

Can't believe I'm about to say this about CF, but I'm on the fence. :-/ Did you make the discs or buy? I wouldn't mind some for various other projects.
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Re: Carbon Fibre SAS Plates

Postby abc » Mon May 12, 2014 1:22 am

I cant believe I'm about to say this but "the carbon fibre was in one of my trays of goodies" :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

No leaks because at 2mm thick the carbon has plenty of regidity and the shim prevents any errosion of the surface. It only has to compress the small section O ring so its all good.

Being less than 1/10th the weight of the alloy SAS plates got me off the fence and I guess I did it because I had the stuff lying around and I could make something out of it :shock:
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Re: Carbon Fibre SAS Plates

Postby ebags » Mon May 12, 2014 3:58 am

The weight loss has me intrigued lol!

I can definitely say I've never seen it done before and that's something that's not easy to do these day. 8)
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