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    Post TIG Machine advice requested

    The community workshop I'm a part of just lost its TIG machine (the owner moved out ), and I'm looking for a TIG machine. I need it mostly to weld steel tubing (thin wall, from .1mm up to .25 inches). I really don't have the money right now to drop the $2000 on an Miller. Anybody have any experience or recommendations or experiences on less expensive options?

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    .1mm as in .004"??? Are you welding aircraft parts? That must be a typo?



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    The .1 mm is not a typo. I'm welding bicycle frames. Though that is at the extreme end of how thin they ever get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodger View Post
    The .1 mm is not a typo. I'm welding bicycle frames. Though that is at the extreme end of how thin they ever get.

    -Dodger
    What material is strong enough even for a bicycle frame at .004" thick?



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    Quote Originally Posted by mc-motorsports View Post
    What material is strong enough even for a bicycle frame at .004" thick?
    Buckypaper



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    Quote Originally Posted by mcm375 View Post
    Buckypaper
    what is buckypaper?



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    Quote Originally Posted by mc-motorsports View Post
    what is buckypaper?
    Paper made from buckeyballs...

    Mark



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    These tubes of carbon are usually only a few nanometres wide, but they can range from less than a micrometer to several millimeters in length
    I am interested to see somebody try and weld that

    www.integratedmechanical.ca


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    I want to see a bicycle with a .004" thick frame made out of anything.



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